No plastic panic

MOUNTAIN OF WASTE: As the global waste processing industry grapples with China’s ban on foreign waste imports, Mount Gambier City Council environmental sustainability officer Aaron Izzard has urged residents to continue to sort materials for recycling where possible. “Around 50pc of waste directed to Caroline Landfill is recyclable plastic or organic materials,” he said. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

FORMERLY the world’s largest importer of recyclable materials, China’s ban on foreign waste imports has thrown the international waste processing industry into disarray.

Mount Gambier City Council’s kerbside recycling service will continue to operate as normal despite mountains of plastic waste being stockpiled at the city’s primary recycling facility.

Locally the impact

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