China’s foreign waste ban is forcing Australia to rethink recycling

Australia currently recycles more glass than it manufactures. Re.Group has come up with a solution to address that imbalance, partly by turning recycled glass into sand for industrial use, instead of mining sand from beaches and riverbeds. Lamb says governments need to do more to encourage the use of recycled materials, which will help to encourage more waste manufacturing in Australia.

“We have these road projects that are being developed by state governments and we could get a lot of this glass back into those road projects,” he said.‍

 

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