CSIRO pledge to reduce Australian plastic pollution – AustraliaPosted on March 31, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, will tackle Australia’s plastic pollution problem, pledging to help Australia reduce 80 per cent of its plastic waste by the end of the decade.
An initial $50M will be invested into CSIRO’s Ending Plastic Waste Mission, to develop cutting-edge science and innovation to change the way Australia makes, uses, recycles and disposes of plastics.
Plastic waste is a critical global challenge, and the Mission is looking to partner with countries who have the same shared vision of reducing plastic waste, with an initial focus on the Indo-Pacific region.
80% is massive change in 8 years. It would take billions to get industry and the public to change this much. R&D won’t do it.