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Indonesia to return 100 shipping containers of waste to Australia

Indonesia has announced it will return 100 shipping containers of plastic waste to Australia after discovering it was contaminated.

The country has already returned nine containers of waste in the last month and wants to make it clear they’re not a dumping ground for the rest of the world.

Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley tells Ben Fordham the government is determined to start dealing with our own recycling rather than sending it overseas.

“I’m not focused on making the waste palatable to Indonesia, I’m focused on implementing the Prime Minister’s ban on all waste. That includes plastic, glass, paper and tyres from Australia once we set this timetable.

“We want to kickstart the investment in recycling opportunities in Australia… the right thing to do is process it in Australia.”

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