Moira not im­pacted by re­cy­cle drama

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

In good news for res­i­dents in Moira Shire, they will not be im­pacted by the re­cent changes to the re­cy­cling in­dus­try as first thought.

Gen­eral Man­ager Com­mu­nity Sally Rice is ask­ing res­i­dents to con­tinue re­cy­cling as nor­mal as col­lec­tion ser­vices will re­main un­changed.

“Vic­to­ri­ans have a great record when it comes to re­cy­cling,” Ms Rice said.

Since 2001 the amount of re­cy­clable house­hold ma­te­rial di­verted from land­fill has in­creased by 70 per cent.

Ms Rice said Moira Shire Coun­cil was work­ing closely with its contractors and the state gov­ern­ment to keep up to date on this mat­ter.

“These cur­rent pres­sures are due to changes to the global re­cy­cling mar­ket par­tic­u­larly China im­pos­ing tighter re­stric­tions on the qual­ity of re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als,” she said.

“These changes are not unique to Vic­to­ria and are im­pact­ing re­cy­cling world­wide.

“This com­bined with an in­creased fo­cus on stock­pil­ing prac­tices at re­cy­cling pro­cess­ing sites has cre­ated unique pres­sures on the in­dus­try.

“We are work­ing with the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment and in­dus­try as a mat­ter of ur­gency to re­spond to the is­sues posed by the China re­stric­tions on re­cy­cling and will en­sure this mat­ter will not im­pact our res­i­dents.

“Coun­cil is re­as­sur­ing res­i­dents that at this stage there is no change to any of our kerb­side col­lec­tion ser­vices and we will keep the com­mu­nity up­dated on the progress of this mat­ter.”

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