Boomerang Alliance not excited about Plastic Pact – AustraliaPosted on May 20, 2021 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
The launch of the Plastic Pact is not the major step in tackling the plastic waste crisis, according to the Boomerang Alliance.
“With only 13 per cent of plastic packaging being actually recycled and just 4 per cent with recycled content – there are some very big challenges ahead. We don’t believe the voluntary arrangements of the Plastic Pact and Packaging Covenant are sufficient and today we are releasing Plan B based on making the 2025 Pact and National Packaging targets mandatory in Australia,’’ said Jeff Angel, director of the Alliance.
‘’When a company says its packaging product is recyclable or compostable and even has an Australian Recycling Label, that does not mean it will be recycled in practice. It’s a small step and we have seen the repeated failure of voluntary schemes to make a major difference. With just a few years to 2025, we can’t waste time on case studies, pilots, workshops and more roadmaps.’’