Following the decision by China in 2019 to introduce extensive new quality requirements on the importation of recyclables, the global trading environment for secondary materials has changed dramatically.
Rick Ralph from Talking Garbology catches up with Nick Harford – Managing Director of Equilibrium, and together they discuss the decision by Australian State, Territory and Federal Environment Ministers to introduce export bans on recyclables over the next few years.
In a post COVID -19 business environment what does the ban on glass, tyres, paper and cardboard and plastics mean and where are the business opportunities?
This candid discussion between Harford and Ralph is not only informative; it also highlights the complex dynamics of the waste and resource recovery industry in Australia and abroad.
You can download the podcast here.
You can also listen to a previous chat between Ralph and Harford here.