"Waste to energy" incineration needs to be part of Australia's response to its recycling crisis, says Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg, who will also push the packaging industry to ramp up its use of recycled materials over the next seven years.
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At a meeting of the nation's environment ministers on Friday, Mr Frydenberg will open the door to a range of short-term and long-term efforts to help the recycling sector, which has been plunged into a state of chaos by China's decision to restrict imports of foreign waste.
"We are seized of this issue," Mr Frydenberg said. "We think it’s urgent and important. And we want to tackle the supply and the demand side. We want to work co-operatively with the states.”
Read the story by Fergus Hunter from The Age - “‘Waste to energy' incineration part of the solution to recycling crisis, says minister.”