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Final points:

The best form of recycling involves the recovery of larger quantities of homogeneous, higher value material from fewer locations closer to the reprocessing facilities / markets – ‘Good recycling’

A worse form of recycling involves the recovery of highly mixed and dispersed material such as that collected from Australia’s 8 million households.

This means kerbside recycling may have little or no net benefit – depending on the circumstances – in many cases it is ‘Bad Recycling’

It is highly doubtful that a simple objective to reduce waste going to landfill is sustainable or that ‘zero waste to landfill’ targets, such as set in some jurisdictions, are sustainable

The cost-benefit study conducted in support of kerbside recycling in 2001 needs to be repeated to include new knowledge and address identified deficiencies

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