NSW moves to cut single-use plastics by 2025 – AustraliaPosted on June 15, 2021 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
The NSW Government is set to unveil ambitious plans to drastically cut the amount of plastic and food scraps that end up in landfill by 2025.
The laws are expected to pass State Parliament by the end of the year
Changes would be rolled out from next year
The Environment Minister said the world was currently on track to have more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050
Straws, stirrers, cotton buds and polystyrene cups will be phased out 12 months after legislation is passed, with a review on plastic cups, heavy bags and fruit stickers to be carried out within three years.
A rollout of green plastic bins and an education program on disposing food and organic waste will also be funded as part of the $365 million, five-year strategy.
Conservation groups have welcomed the plan to ban single-use plastics.
The Environment Minister Matt Kean said they will be phased out over the next year.
It has taken many years but NSW is catching up to other states. Still a long way to go however.