China imposed a trade ban on importing 24 categories of solid waste © 123RF
China imposed a trade ban on importing 24 categories of solid waste © 123RF

NSW unveils $47m rescue fund to tackle waste recycling

posted by Su-San Sit
29 March 2018

The New South Wales (NSW) government has set aside $47m to help local councils and the waste industry reduce the impact of China’s ban on imported recyclables.

An estimated half of Australia’s recyclable waste was previously exported to China, accounting for more than a third of all plastics collected and significant amounts of paper and metals.

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