Plastic recycling: Australian engineers create a 'micro' solution

A micro-recycling factory in Sydney could revolutionise the way old plastics are turned into new materials.

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    When China stopped taking foreign recyclables two years ago, innovation was needed to deal with the world's plastic problem.

    Now engineers in Australia say they have developed a technology to reduce plastic that can fit into a room.

    They say the micro-factory ends the need for waste products to be transported over long distances and could lead to much more rubbish being recycled.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney, Australia.


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