Next step in plastic phase-out outlined

Next step in plastic phase-out outlined

A drop-in session to keep businesses up to date with the phase out of single-use and unnecessary plastics will be held on 8 September.

In March, the Australian government released its National Plastics Plan – including the timetable of actions for Australian industry to phase out several single-use, unnecessary and problematic plastics (SUPs).

New South Wales and Western Australia state governments have both made further commitments aligned with the National Plastic Plan in the phase out of SUPs.

An online session with Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation will clarify what is in scope in current SUPs bans across Australia’s jurisdictions and discuss alternatives to SUPs and the tools and resources available to help businesses be proactive.

Peter Brisbane, APCO’s Government Partnership Manager, and Janell Siek, APCO’s Sustainable Packaging Manager will lead the one-hour session from 2pm-3.30pm (AEST).

APC says sharing successes, challenges, and best practice will help business learn from each other and work collectively towards a successful phase out.

Information from the sessions will be used to help inform government policy.

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