Pulling the plug on plastic – Australia

Posted on April 27, 2016 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

Australians go through, on-average, about 60kg of plastic per person per year. Can we really live without it?

via Pulling the plug on plastic.

Two of the recommendations made in the report were to introduce container deposit schemes (CDS) and ban single-use plastic bags in all Australian jurisdictions.

So far, South Australia and the Northern Territory are the only jurisdictions with CDS’s, where a used plastic beverage container is given a value of ten cents, and Terri-Ann says it has made a remarkable difference.

“In South Australia and the Northern Territory recycling rates are at about 80–85 per cent, everywhere else they’re about 35 per cent,” she says.

Can Australia finally make a decision to do what needs to be done and should have been done a long time ago.?