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Recycling plea: Victorians urged to rethink ahead of NYD ‘stockpiling’

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It’s estimated almost 500,000 plastic plates, cups and cutlery will be used and thrown away during New Year celebrations in Australia.

The annual surge has prompted authorities to take a different approach to 2019 by using reusable products or choosing items made from recycled paper, bamboo or sugarcane.

Early last year, China banned foreign recyclables and it seems there’s still no real solution.

Peter Anderson from Victoria’s Waste Management Association told 3AW Breakfast the issue hasn’t gone away.

He said recyclables are being stockpiled or going into landfill.

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