If you missed ABC Four Corners’ expose of the corruption of Australia’s waste providers, watch here.
“I’m speaking out and blowing the whistle.” Industry Insider
On Monday 7 August, Four Corners investigated the big business of rubbish and where it ends up.
“There’ll be an uproar when communities or residents know.” Waste company manager
Taking out the bins is a weekly ritual but establishing what happens next is far from transparent.
“It’s a licence to print money. The people in the street have got no idea. No idea at all.” Community activist
In interviews with insiders, reporter Caro Meldrum-Hanna exposes the hidden practices occurring in several areas of the waste industry.
The program reveals how the lucrative trade in our rubbish has attracted unscrupulous operators who are gaming the system and making a fortune in the process.
“The rogue element have continued to fly under the radar and the good part of the industry have had to pay the penalty for that.” Industry Insider
Four Corners’ cameras have captured eye-opening footage of the flourishing trade in our rubbish.
“We need to lift the lid on the waste industry and show people what is actually happening.” Community activist
Senior members of the industry say they’re taking a big risk by speaking out but believe the need for reform is too great to remain silent.
Trashed, reported by Caro Meldrum-Hanna and presented by Sarah Ferguson, went to air on Monday 7th August at 8.30pm.