Rise in recycling rates?

Posted on July 25, 2011 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

Inside Waste Weekly reported last week that the government’s announcement of a carbon price plan might well lead to a rise in recycling rates for high embodied energy materials such as aluminium and plastics, but could also bring challenges such as increased operating costs. While the industry awaits further details from the government, industry consultant Mike Ritchie said the carbon plan is the right reform but that waste and recycling remain the “poor cousins”. More