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Andrew Simmons

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  • A balanced viewSubscription

    21 January, 2005Updated: 26 April, 2010

    Recently, there has been much discussion in the national and trade press about plastic bottles being sent overseas, specifically to Asia, for recycling. The media approach to this has, in the main, been poorly balanced and disproportionate. At best it fails to distinguish between the legitimate, environmentally-justifiable global trade in raw materials and genuine areas of specific concern. At worst it has actively fuelled headlines that misinform the public and unfairly undermine confidence