Chinese National Sword – Has this changed Australia’s Recycling habits?

Written by Damien Wigley on 3 May 2019

Known as the China National Sword Policy in September 2017, the Chinese Government announced to the world in January 2018 it would be enforcing a new policy by banning 24 types of wastes and recyclables from entering the country.

Designed to improve its own environmental performance, the decision has changed globally how countries manage and process their recyclables. Twelve months along, what has that decision meant to Australia and what really has changed in how we are processing and managing our recyclables?

Rick Ralph of WRIQ unbundles the facts around this complex policy decision  with leading knowledge expert Nick Harford of Equilibrium.

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