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60 Minutes: Plastic, not so fantastic/Armageddon outta here/Giant leap
Plastic, not so fantastic/Armageddon outta here/Giant leap
Nine  |  April 14, 2019

Australia is stuck in an unsightly and worsening recycling crisis. As Liam Bartlett discovers, our plastic waste is ending up either being buried or worse – exported to countries like Malaysia, a place we are now treating like a garbage bin.

Anyone who thinks five long weeks of a federal election campaign in Australia is going to be a substantial test of patience and sanity should spare a thought for the people of the United Kingdom. In London, the parliament is a complete mess of chaos and confusion, all because of Brexit: the decision taken at a referendum three years ago for the UK to withdraw from the European Union.

Charles Wooley travels to Switzerland to watch something incredible – a paralysed man walking. They’re faltering steps, but they signal a giant leap forward for science. And it is all part of a global effort involving the most brilliant doctors and the most courageous patients.

Australia is stuck in an unsightly and worsening recycling crisis. As Liam Bartlett discovers, our plastic waste is ending up either being buried or worse – exported to countries like Malaysia, a place we are now treating like a garbage bin.

Anyone who thinks five long weeks of a federal election campaign in Australia is going to be a substantial test of patience and sanity should spare a thought for the people of the United Kingdom. In London, the parliament is a complete mess of chaos and confusion, all because of Brexit: the decision taken at a referendum three years ago for the UK to withdraw from the European Union.

Charles Wooley travels to Switzerland to watch something incredible – a paralysed man walking. They’re faltering steps, but they signal a giant leap forward for science. And it is all part of a global effort involving the most brilliant doctors and the most courageous patients.

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