The report covers many areas of waste management, including impacts on recycling.
One such impact investigated included the China Sword Program, announcementing restrictions on imports of particular types and grades of waste materials.
Export data in the report shows the quantity and value of waste-derived exports in 2017-18 was higher than the previous year, with exports to Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Malaysia and Thailand increasing as those to China declined.
This suggests that the Australian market, broadly, has overcome the problems caused by the Chinese restrictions, alongside local and state governments looking to support local infrastructure to increase on-shore recycling2.
State and local governments also investigating how their waste and managemant policies fit within a circular economy.
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