How is it minimising costs by outsourcing recycling to companies that exist to make a profit and have no long term planning aside from winning the next contract?
Government is 100% responsible for everything that happens in this space, they are responsible for losing so much support from the public and they are responsible for the current mess.
Government (all) levels should do what they are paid to do and that is govern and make decisions based on what is best for us not based on what means no work for them. Recycling should be handled by all levels of government, for example all that glass was sitting around and governments were using virgin sand for building roads when that glass could have been put to use. The other issue is that road building is now contracted out to firms that once again only care about profits not about the longevity of roads nor using recycled goods.
I’ve always recycled everything that I can and minimised waste but now I just don’t see the point anymore, a lot of it is just going to landfill and they have all sorts of ridiculous rules around what can be recycled. (look at the container refund scheme in Queensland that no longer accepts bottles with lids on because they might fly off under pressure! Every other CRS in the world accepts them but Queensland makes you remove them.).
You mean like the Queensland government who flew in bottled water made from treated sewage from Singapore to promote it’s treated sewage water plan that resulted in over $10 billion being wasted when no-one would accept it as safe and we now have water bills that are three times what they used to be? Where no-one really cares now about saving water because we pay so much anyway in fixed costs why not use some more water.
Because we are stupid beyond all belief. What other decent country would do such a thing?
No we’re not. The only part that I play is to vote for people to manage in line with community expectations and it’s not my fault they are totally inept and useless, the people involved are all paid very well to manage this process yet have chosen without consultation to allow private companies to decide how to do deal with the processing and as usual we only find out when it all falls over. Outsourcing government responsibilities does not work as we can see time and time again. All I see is money being wasted everywhere because governments don’t want to do any work. What I expect is that we recycle as much as we can in Australia using Australians and with Australia profiting.
Our politicians have sold us up the river again, it’s an ongoing issue in Australia and there are no repercussions for their poor performance.