Plastics scrapped

MOUNTAIN OF A PROBLEM: Green Triangle Recyclers owner Ian Weber stands in front of a mountain of plastic waste at the inundated processing facility in Mount Gambier. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

MOUNTAINS of plastic waste have piled up at Green Triangle Recyclers as the shock waves following China’s ban on foreign waste imports continue to reverberate through the international waste processing industry.

Formerly the world’s largest importer of recyclable materials, China announced in July it would no longer take on “foreign garbage” and implemented a ban on waste imports including paper, textiles


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