Policy initiative: End the waste and recycling crisis

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For years Australians have diligently sorted our recycling into the yellow-lid bin. This has stopped millions of tonnes of waste from going to landfill and helped build an industry that employs 50,000 people across the country. But Australia’s recycling industry is in crisis and plastic pollution is choking our oceans. The Greens have a plan to reboot the recycling industry to bring it up to scratch, to help build domestic demand for recycling, and to getting closer to the aim of zero waste.

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