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Governments take action to address potential crisis arising from the China ban

Posted on: March 24th, 2018

There is increasing attention on the impact on the Australian recycling sector from the China ban on ‘low-grade’ imported recyclables. This article in Recycling International highlights the extent of this market failure and the NSW response.

NSW dedicates A$ 47 million to ’emergency’ recycling package

Some A$ 47 million (US$ 36 million) has been set aside by authorities in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) to help local councils and waste management players reduce the impact of China‚Äôs ban on ‘low-grade’ imported recyclables.