02 May 2018
You might have seen in the news recently that China is limiting the import of contaminated recycling. Yes, some of Victoria’s recycling material is exported – around 14% - but only about 7% goes to China.
So these new developments don’t mean an end to recycling. Instead, they provide a great opportunity to grow our local industry and create more jobs. This is what we’re currently doing. In fact, the Victorian Government is currently investing in our waste industry at record levels.
But while the industry grows to meet these new demands, we need your help. We all need to make our recycling cleaner. So let’s check our recycling habits to ensure we reduce contamination from items that are not able to be recycled.
Here are the top 5 waste items that contaminate bins. Leave these out to reduce contamination.
Check your local council website for more detail about what can and can't be recycled in your area, but if in doubt, leave it out.