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Recycling industry ‘not ready’ for ban on exporting plastic waste

ABC News

An export ban on sending mixed plastics overseas for recycling comes into effect today, but it could see recyclable items sent to landfill. The waste and recycling sector said it was not ready for the change, with some states more than a year away from having the capacity to recycle all of their plastic waste. “We’re slowly progressing towards that,” Rose Read, the chief executive of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council, said. “But are we ready for the 1st of July? No.”