7 Jun 2018

Paying to recycle non-recyclables

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:38 pm on 7 June 2018

Earlier this year China decided to stop taking any more foreign waste. That's caused quite a big issue around the globe, as it was where countries sent all their recycling.

In New Zealand there are now stockpiles of waste with nowhere to go, millions of kilograms of recycling waiting for new buyers. 

But some councils are still paying for their waste to pile up and Kawerau Mayor Malcolm Campbell wants that to stop.

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