Recycling companies stockpiling thousands of tonnes of glass as cheap imports leave market in crisis

Recycling companies stockpiling thousands of tonnes of glass as cheap imports leave market in crisis

Caro Meldrum-Hanna, Anne Davies and Deb Richards, 5th September 2017

‘Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of glass are being stockpiled and landfilled instead of being recycled, threatening to seriously damage the community’s faith in the billion-dollar recycling industry.’

‘It is currently cheaper to import glass bottles than recycle them.’

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