Monday, 8 February 2021
Following China’s import ban on waste from other countries, the Australian government has issued a ban on exports waste that can be recycled
Following China’s import ban on waste from other countries, the Australian government has issued a ban on exports waste that can be recycled in December last year.
Australia is one of the countries that has been left with mounting piles of rubbish after China has banned the import of 24 types of waste in late 2017. Since 2018, China bought nearly 30% of Australia’s waste exports.
Yet, this changed after raising concerns in China that some materials coming from overseas were too contaminated, posing a threat to public health in China.
In the wake of China’s decision, Australia decided to impose new waste management measures that will boost recycling in the country.
Australia’s new export ban includes restrictions on the export of unprocessed plastic, paper, glass, and tyres.
What’s more, the new measures also target the development of domestic recycling facilities and to encourage businesses to use recycled products.
The export ban issued late in December last year aims to protect the environment while also promoting job creation in the country’s recycling industry.
Australia imposed a ban on exports of recyclable waste