Tuesday 2 May
In Parliament I asked the environment minister to reduce plastic pollution from plastic bags, packaging, microbeads and microfibres. The minister said that the government has asked the CSIRO to research biodegradable plastic bags to inform future legislation. Light weight plastic bags are being banned across the world and I don’t believe further research is needed to take this step. Similarly mibrobeads are being banned across the world yet Australia only has a voluntary phase-out by 2020 before a ban will be considered. My question is HERE.
The Total Environment Centre waste campaign has useful resources and strategies for reducing your plastics waste: www.tec.org.au/waste_not. There is increasing reform impetus, with The Project taking up the campaign with an online petition HERE.