Let’s talk rubbish – seriously
WE AS a community, and as citizens of the country and – dare I say, the planet – need to be engaging in serious conversations about recycling the rubbish we produce.Read more
In recent times we’ve been made aware that a great deal of the contents of our yellow recycle bins have been shipped off to China.
But China has recently put a stop to that.
.In some shires, residents have been advised that there’s now no use putting out their recycle bins for kerbside collection because there’s nowhere for the contents to go but landfill.
The Chinese obviously have methods of recycling rubbish on an industrial scale.
Can people in a small community like Toodyay put their heads together, learn from the pros and recycle our own rubbish on a smaller scale?
Is there an opportunity for a small ‘employment-offering’ micro-community industry within this escalating problem area?
If so, who should or could drive it – the community, shire, State Government or, business entrepreneurs?
Let’s not continue to brush this problem under the carpet because as we’re all well aware, it’s not going away.
Talk to your shire or your local MP if, like me, you believe that we – as the creators of the problem – need to face it head-on.