WA Government Recycling Scheme Raises Eyebrows

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A push to recycle construction waste has created an asbestos hazard which has industry insiders concerned about the safety of workers on government projects.

The state government recently offered a $10million incentive for local governments to use recycled construction and demolition materials in civil projects such as roads, car parks and drains.

State government promoted the practice which it said was preferable to having the waste buried in landfills however industry insiders say given that asbestos was so popular in older buildings, there is no guarantee that there is no asbestos in the recycled products.

 

To find out more, go to: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/asbestos-scandal-wa-government-scheme-to-recycle-construction-waste-raised-as-asbestos-risk/news-story/fa32aee0a17e405af892c7227d188aa0

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