Monday, 23 April 2018
As China's ban on importing recycling waste continues, the end of the recycling woes for Australia show no signs of relenting any time soon.
Since China has changed their policy on trash imports at the beginning of the year, recycling issues have emerged all around the globe. As stockpiles of junk are continuing to grow, an Australia city council has recently decided to remove recyclable waste by burying it.
Ipswich mayor – Andrew Antoniolli – stated that the country’s recycling system failed faster than authorities expected. He continued to discuss potential waste to energy projects that may be carried out later this year, but until then, the city will continue to send unwanted plastic containers, cans, newspapers and bottles collected from its population to landfill.
Governments from all across the world are experiencing the harsh effects of the new Chinese impurities halting and waste disposal standards and are focusing on finding new alternative solutions to their waste dilemmas.
As claimed by Center of International Economics surveys, in 2015 Australia’s recovered materials sales were generating somewhere around 2 billion dollars, so it’s understandable why Australians are currently looking at the situation with growing alarm.
The decisions taken by the council of Ipswich have triggered worries among residents, who have been used to separating their trash into two bins, their recyclable waste adding up yearly to over a million tons. Antoniolli predicts that his city’s example of waste disposal will be followed by other locations as well.
Australia Suffering Recycling Crisis Due to China’s Ban on Waste Import