Tomra - Victoria, Australia. Totalt kaos innen resirkulering!


Victoria er den eneste delstaten i Australia som ikke har eller planlegger innføring av pantesystem. Delstatsregjeringen har avfeid alle pressgrupper som vil ha pantesystem med henvisning til "de gamle argumentene" (les: Argumente drikkevareprodusentene historisk har bombardert politiske myndigheter med, kun motivert av hensyn til egen profitt, og ofte har vunnet frem med, for å hindre innføring av pant). Dermed har det gått som det måtte gå i Victoria når det (heldigvis) ikke lenger er fritt frem for å eksportere alt som heter møkkete søppel til manuell sortering i verdens fattigere nasjoner.

Det er imidlertid håp for Victoria ettersom Tomra jo er meget aktive i såvel i delstatene New South Wales som i Queensland og klare til å innta Western Australia. Tomra har den globalt markedsledende teknologien Victoria trenger, både når det gjelder innføring av pantesystem og sortering av blandet husholdningsavfall, for ta ut verdien i ressursene som ligger der.



NATIONALVICTORIARECYCLING

Recycling crisis set for parliamentary inquiry

By Benjamin Preiss
March 6, 2019


The disastrous state of Victoria’s recycling system will be the subject of a parliamentary inquiry that will propose solutions to the mounting problem.

Many Victorian councils continue to dump recycling material in landfill from kerbside collections after waste processing company SKM Services was banned from accepting more recyclables at two sites.

Thousands of tonnes of recyclables have now been dumped in landfill at a hefty cost to affected councils.

The parliamentary inquiry, proposed by the Victorian Greens, was endorsed by the State Parliament’s upper house on Wednesday.

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Victoria’s recycling sector was plunged into chaos after China stopped accepting low-grade imported recycling waste last year.

The Greens are also continuing to push for a container deposit scheme, much like the cash for cans program that was popular in the 1980s but later scrapped.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/recycling-crisis-set-for-parliamentary-inquiry-20190306-p5128w.html

Innbyggere i Victoria som har fått nok av myndighetenes unnfallenhet og gåt til aksjon! I morgen vil folk dumpe avfall som egentlig bør resirkuleres på trappene til parlamentet til delstatsregjeringen i Victoria. Politikere vil også delta i aksjonen. Myndigheter rundt om i kommunene ber om at det blir innført pantesystem i Victoria.



Victorians to dump recycling at parliament

Jacqueline Le
Australian Associated Press18 March 2019


Victorians fed up with their recycling being sent to landfill are planning to dump plastic, paper and cans on the steps of state parliament in a bid to get authorities to take action.

The campaign by Friends of the Earth on Tuesday morning is calling on the state government to address a recycling crisis caused by the shutdown of a major processor.

Organisers want people to bring their weekly recycling to parliament to tell the government "if you send our recycling to landfill, we will bring it to you".

Some councils have been forced to send reusable waste to landfill after the state's environment watchdog in February shut down three plants operated by SKM Services Pty Ltd amid fears stockpiles of recyclables posed a fire hazard.

The shutdown left the sector in limbo, as SKM was responsible for collecting about half of Victoria's kerbside recycling.

Last week one of the company's plants at Laverton North was allowed to resume accepting materials, but the other two remain shut.

Councils left in limbo have asked the state government to set up a container deposit scheme and for more cash to cover the costs incurred from the shutdown

Transform Waste campaign coordinator Anine Cummins said Victorians and councils were fed up with the situation and needed the state government to do more.

"It's a message to the state government that you can't keep dragging your feet on this," she told AAP.

Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam and Greens MP for Melbourne, Ellen Sandell, are expected to attend Tuesday's recycling display.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/victorians-dump-recycling-parliament-163204855--spt.html