The article by The Guardian states: “We’re making greenhouses out of recycled plastic bottles.”
However, a look at the contents of some of the bottles in question reveals they are made out of cardboard and plastic bags that are filled with a mix of ingredients and materials including glass.
There are two types of plastic bottles in Australia.
“They’re both made out in Australia, but they’re different, because the Australian plastic is recycled,” Dr Kewell said.
“It’s the recycled plastic that we’re looking at.”
She said a bottle of water was made of polypropylene plastic, and another was made out the same material as a can of coffee beans, but the coffee beans had been treated with a chemical called triclosan.
The chemical is found in a variety of products such as plastic bags, plastic wrap, paper towels, plastic food wrappers and water bottles.
“We don’t know what it is,” she said.
She said there were also plastics used in some household items such as vacuum cleaners.
“The recycling in general, in the packaging industry, is very good,” she explained.
It comes as an investigation by the ABC’s Four Corners program found a variety, but not all, of Australia was failing to follow best practices when it came to recycling. “
I think that’s why we’re so proud of Australia’s recycling system.”
It comes as an investigation by the ABC’s Four Corners program found a variety, but not all, of Australia was failing to follow best practices when it came to recycling.
The ABC found that in the past year, just six of the top 10 countries in the world recycled at least 10 per cent of their waste.
“As a country, we need to be more ambitious in our recycling, and to reduce our waste,” Dr Wigg said.
The recycling industry also said that recycling should be more sustainable.
“In Australia, a lot of waste is coming from our waste treatment plants, and if we’re not recycling that, we’re just throwing it away,” Dr Schoenfeld said.
Dr Kowall said the Australian plastics industry should be doing more to make it easier to recycle.
“You have to get rid of as much plastic as possible and then get plastic recycling companies to get in on the process,” she added.
Dr Wiggs said recycling was becoming increasingly important to Australia, as the world population grew.
“People are becoming increasingly aware that it’s a really good thing to recycle,” she noted.
“And you don’t have to be an engineer, or a designer, or an artist to make something that’s reusable.”
She also suggested that more companies should be investing in waste recycling and better communication about what it takes to make them.
“Make sure they’re talking about the process, so people know exactly what it’s like to recycle, and make sure the materials they’re using are recyclable,” she concluded.