3 Nov 2017

China ends used plastic imports, recyclers left scrambling

From Morning Report, 6:15 am on 3 November 2017

Recycling companies are scrambling to figure out what to do with the thousands of tonnes of plastic they have been sending to China when a ban on some imports kicks in next year. Paul Evans is the chief executive of wasteMINZ, an industry group focussing on waste recovery. He told our environment reporter Nita Blake-Persen plastic prices have fallen and it's looking even harder to recycle certain types of packaging.