Addicted to cheap trash: the roots of our recycling crisis

Addicted to cheap trash: the roots of our recycling crisis

Liam Mannix, Sydney Morning Herald, 1st February 2018

‘Australia’s recycling crisis is rooted in an addiction to cheap trash.

Like much of the developed world, we are hooked on dumping our rubbish in China.”

“We have become addicted to the easy system of putting it into a bin and sending it to China,” says Helen Millicer, who authored a report on kerbside recycling for the state government last year.

“We’re now going to have an extraordinary amount of material that’s going to have nowhere to go.’

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