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The planned national waste policy won't deliver a truly circular economy

  • Written by Jenni Downes, Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
The planned national waste policy won't deliver a truly circular economyThe proposed policy doesn't quite fit all the pieces together.Shutterstock.com

Australia’s government has announced new planned waste recycling targets, as part of its response to the crisis prompted by China’s decision to crack down on recycling imports earlier this year.

The wider goal of Australia’s plan to update the National...

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