Force Majeure?

  In the wake of China’s decision to prohibit foreign exports of certain recyclable waste, council contractors are no doubt scratching their heads as to what to do next. How do they manage their obligations, where will all this material go etc. Have you heard about a ‘Force Majeure’? Me neither. Over the past couple of weeks it has become a term worth noting, because it could very well become a term on the tip of Victoria’s collective tongue. A council contractor has reportedly invoked a ‘force majeure’ to suspend the performance of their obligations; to councils or businesses where they collect and offer recycling services due to China’s ban on foreign waste, which kicked off on the 1st of January and threw the world’s plastic recycling operation into [...]