Recycling being stockpiled and dumped in landfill as glass market crashes – AustraliaPosted on August 9, 2017 by DrRossH in Landfills and Disposal
“Some governments are very responsive and are doing everything they can, and some governments are caught napping or simply hope it would all go away,” he said.
In Victoria, Mr Musgrove said “hundreds of millions of dollars being raised as revenue from the landfill levy” was not being spent.
“Recycling is effectively being taxed to prop up a state government budget,” he said.
Mr Musgrove hit out at regulators and governments, calling for action to be taken before the crisis becomes a disaster.
“There’s no incentive to invest and there’s no co-investment by government, or very, very limited co-investment by government,” he said.
“It costs jobs, it costs companies.
“We need ministers to bang their heads … together and come up with a national strategy, a national coordinated response.”
The incompetence in the governments in Australia to act with the right decisions is clearly shown again.