Government, environment and community groups will meet at a senate inquiry on Thursday to tackle the growing problem of marine plastic pollution-AustraliaPosted on March 18, 2016 by DrRossH in Plastic & Wildlife
Government, environment and community groups will meet at a senate inquiry on Thursday to tackle the 34.9 billion pieces of visible plastic in Australian waters.
“Underpinning the community’s frustration is the continued role of the Commonwealth, whose track record addressing our priority waste problems is littered with failure and a disturbing trend to misrepresent the scope of the problem.”
The Boomerang Alliance, along with groups like the Total Environment Centre, will use Thursday’s inquiry to call for a container deposit scheme, a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags and microbeads in laundry and cosmetic products, and continued enforcement of existing regulations.
We will see if the govt can make anything real of this. The prior record has been dismal.