More than 120 million plastic straws have been taken off the shelves in the first six months of South Australia’s historic single-use plastic ban, as businesses are urged to prepare for the next round of items to be banned.
South Australia’s recycling industry will receive its biggest ever investment, with eight new projects worth $111 million announced to build and modernise key infrastructure.
Green Industries SA Chief Executive Vaughan Levitzke is retiring after nearly 20 years in the job.
South Australia is the first state in the nation to pass legislation to ban the sale, supply and distribution of single-use plastic products such as straws, cutlery and beverage stirrers.
South Australia’s recycling industry will receive a $30 million boost with the Federal and State Governments signing up to a National Partnership on recycling infrastructure.
South Australians have recycled, reused and recovered their way to the best diversion rates on record, with 83.8 per cent of all waste diverted from landfill in 2018-19.
South Australia has become the first state in the country to ban single-use plastics, with legislation passed in parliament 9 September.
Nine South Australian councils have bought more than 17,000 tonnes of recycled materials during the first six months of a circular procurement pilot project.
The South Australian Government has launched a new Which Bin campaign to encourage South Australians to improve their household waste management.
According to Environment Minister David Speirs, the new statewide Which Bin campaign builds on the award-winning 2019 education program, which follows Vin and his family in their quest to recycle more effectively.