Industry leaders united in call for harmonisation and markets for recovered materials
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) hosted a waste and resource recovery roundtable in Sydney today, attended by industry leaders who had the ear of the Federal Environment Minister, the Hon. Sussan Ley MP. The Minister was keen to hear about the current challenges and opportunities, and importantly, the key elements that would give the export ban, announced at the COAG meeting in August, the greatest chance at success.
Statement on Indonesia shipping back waste
In response to reports in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age today of Indonesia’s plan to ship 100 containers of contaminated plastic waste back to Australia, the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) acknowledges and agrees that Australia should be managing its own waste and resources and reiterates that the country does recycle millions of tonnes on-shore – though Australia needs to grow its demand and use of recovered resources.