Four Corners - Waste Club, The
When it comes to generating waste Australians are top of the heap. We are the second largest producers of rubbish in the world behind America. But those with the strongest financial interests in our ever-increasing consumer society are washing their hands of the waste problem.
Four Corners speaks to an industry insider who exposes an entrenched culture in which regulation is anathema. And the most influential lobbyists in the business defend the Waste Club's highly successful strategy - that the problem belongs squarely with the public, and not with the producers. The answer, they say, is to focus on the litter end, with big clean up campaigns.
Remember the 'Do the Right thing Campaign'? Remember who funded it? The same industries that create the waste. It is all part of a strategy to shift the blame and the cost of waste management to the consumer.
Four Corners reveals the extraordinary influence of supermarkets, packaging and drink companies on government policies and how these groups have even managed to compromise green campaigns - all to one end - dodging responsibility for the waste these industries produce.
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