Recyclables outlook continues to worsen

The ripples from China’s waste import ban and the depressed recyclables market are continuing to spread, with the ACT Government now saying the long-term destination of paper, cardboard, cans and bottles collected from Canberra households looks uncertain.

Other authorities, including Hunter Resource Recovery in NSW, are suggesting that more stockpiling of recyclable is an inevitability after Visy Industries’ recent decision to inform four waste companies servicing regional Victoria that from February 9 it will no longer accept recyclables collected on behalf of councils.

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