Waste crisis: Australia isn't recycling, we're 'just collecting' says university waste and resource head

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Waste crisis: Australia isn't recycling, we're 'just collecting' says university waste and resource head

May 08, 2018 - 17:45
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SYDNEY, May 8, 2018 (Sydney Morning Herald) -“If you collect rubbish and ship it to China that’s not recycling, that’s just collecting.”

Dr Karl Williams, head of the centre for waste and resource management at the University of Central Lancashire, says he’s looked at a lot of rubbish in his career.

And though Europe is going through its own crisis at the moment, like Australia, he suspects that the difference between the two territories is that Europe has a better class of trash.

Sydney Morning Herald - Waste crisis: Australia isn't recycling, we're 'just collecting'

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