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Federal Government invests $60 million in recycling - but is it enough to stem the tide of plastic pollution?

Federal Government invests $60 million in recycling - but is it enough to stem the tide of plastic pollution?
March 22, 2022
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Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

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