National commitment to circular economy by 2030 – Australia

Posted on November 3, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News


In this year’s first meeting of the federal, state and territory environment ministers under the stewardship of Minister Plibersek, one of the agreements reached was to work with the private sector to design out waste and pollution, keep materials in use, and foster markets to achieve a circular economy by 2030.

“We need to work collaboratively to tackle the urgent environmental issues we face, that’s why meetings like this are important,” Plibersek said on Twitter shortly after the meeting.

This agreement will ensure that all packaging available in Australia is designed to be recovered, reused, recycled and reprocessed safely in line with circular economy principles.