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The Green Recovery: how Australia can close the recycling loop – video

Remember when you would take your TV to get repaired if it was broken? Now, most people just buy a new one. When a new phone comes out, we ditch the old one. Each time we do this we’re eating into a finite supply of resources and creating mountains of waste. A circular economy – also known as closing the loop – is when used items don’t end up in landfill, but instead become the building blocks for new products. There’s a whole industry waiting to be developed in Australia, if governments would get on board.

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