Today sees a guest post from Alex Serpo, editor of Inside Waste, Australia's leading waste journal.
It is presented unedited (other than to sort out hyperlinks), but before we present the article, some background.
The key piece of information required for the story is that New South Wales has landfill levy in the order of $95/tonne. Neighbouring state Queensland has a landfill levy, but it was set at $0/tonne when Campbell Newman was voted into the Queensland government earlier this year. Finally, at 800 km away, Sydney is not close to Queensland.
So here goes Alex. After Alex, some of my opinions.