Mr PURCELL (Western Victoria) (12:46:18) — My question is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. I have previously raised in this house the concerns over sustainability of kerbside recycling collections following the recent withdrawal of China as the final destination for our nation's mess. Recently I received a letter from the mayor of Warrnambool City Council, who I am sure is joined by many other councils in his concern over the current situation and the future of the recycling industry. To quote the mayor's letter, he said:
Despite our regional waste management group CEO, at a recent meeting, assuring us that over 80–90 per cent of kerbside comingled recyclables are used domestically we remain sceptical of these figures.
He has deep concerns about transparency and accountability regarding the comingled waste going to landfill. I ask the minister to provide details of how our kerbside recyclables are being used and how much actually ends up in landfill.