Recycling on the brink of collapse in Victoria as China ban bites

Recycling on the brink of collapse in Victoria as China ban bites

Liam Mannix & Debbie Cuthbertson, The Age, 31st January 2018

‘Recycling in Victoria is on the brink of collapse, with councils facing having to stockpile millions of tonnes of waste – or dump it in landfill – as a China export ban begins to bite.

Several councils have already had recycling contracts cut off, with the Municipal Association of Victoria warning the problem could soon spread to the entire state.’

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