Many households are familiar with segregating their household waste into what can be recycled and what cannot. After recycling bins were introduced by councils to homes a few years back its now became second nature to most.
Globally we are seeing a bigger push towards the circular economy and sustainability but today the Guardian has reported that many household items which would have previously been exported to china now cannot. So where will it go now?
China up until recently has imported huge volumes of recyclables and has never been fazed by the levels of contamination as others would. Now due to the increasing levels of contamination in China, limits have been implemented which sees countries like Australia struggling for a solution at where their waste is going to be sent.