Plastics and the Environment

Turning trash into treasure: how Australia plans to recycle its way to recovery after COVID-19

A worker cleans a path through the tonnes of waste paper awaiting recycling at Australia's largest paper recycling mill in Sydney. Prices for recycling paper, plastic and bottles have fallen so far in the last year that Australia is paying Indonesia to accept some of the A$100 million (US$76 million) a year industry. Picture taken 6JUN97. - PBEAHUMMQBD

Australia is investing in recycling to create circular economy jobs post COVID-19. Image: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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