Australia great example in reuse transition: WEF

Australia great example in reuse transition: WEF

Posted on February 2, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

Ackowledging that national policy and legislation can play a major role in enabling the acceleration of reuse systems, the World Economic Forum (WEF) believes policy on reuse is still nascent for most countries, and says governments are at different levels of maturity, so more needs to be done, citing Australia as a great example to follow.

But, the WEC said that although the shift towards reuse is still in its early stages, there is a growing ambition from the public and the private sector to advance reusable packaging for consumer goods as an alternative to single-use. 

When looked from the outside and only the headlines are looked at it is reasonable to think Australia is doing well on recycling and circularity.   But when on the inside and see what is really happening, this is far from the outside perception.    Australia has a long way to go to get any credibility on plastic waste management.