Victorian householders could be separating rubbish into six bins to help combat the state’s recycling crisis.
The proposal is part of a report by Infrastructure Victoria and follows China’s decision to stop taking foreign waste last year. That resulted in most of the state’s rubbish going to landfill.
The current system of splitting rubbish into two or three bins has been around for about 20 years and is due for reform, officials said.
They believe a system of six bins or crates would simplify the process for households. Waste would be separated into containers for paper, glass, organics, plastic, metal and other waste.
They would be carried to the kerb on a trolley.
Other reforms are also proposed by Infrastructure Australia including making better use of food waste.
It calls for a “waste-to-energy” plan, where some food waste is converted to electricity.
Manufacturers would also be encouraged to replace use of raw materials with more recycled products.
Infrastructure Australia found that 90 per cent of households surveyed are open to change.
The report has been released for public debate before final recommendations are made next year.
Source 9 News.com.au