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The majority of recovered paper and cardboard in Victoria comes from the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector. Paper and cardboard collected directly from businesses is largely separated at the source into a single, clean stream making it easier to process and making it a more valuable material.
Municipal sector paper and cardboard (from households and council operations) currently has a lower recovery rate due to being collected in a mixed recycling bin. This leads to greater contamination rates. However, the introduction of Victoria’s new 4-bin waste and recycling system will reduce contamination in the mixed recycling bin enabling greater recovery of cleaner paper and cardboard.
Read about Victoria’s new 4-bin waste and recycling system
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) export ban for mixed and unsorted paper and cardboard will come into effect from July 2024. This is expected to cause:
Read about the COAG export ban
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