Calls For National ‘Bin Harmonisation’ To Make Recycling Easier

Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Recycling bins across the country would be “harmonised” to have standard rules about what can and cannot be included under a push by federal environment minister Sussan Ley, who has secured agreement from state ministers to address the issue…

Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the state was leading the way with the rollout of their standardised four-bin kerbside waste and recycling system as part of a wider investment that will see a container deposit scheme implemented by 2023, a purple-lid glass recycling service by 2027 and a FOGO bin by 2030.

“We are also working with the commonwealth and other jurisdictions to align these standards nationally,” she said.

Read full article by Laura Chung…

Photo: Three-year-old Abby runs past bins in Spotswood, Melbourne. Australian environment Minister Sussan Ley wants bin “harmonisation” to ensure all guidelines are the same. JASON SOUTH

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