The pace is quickening on the plastic front.
We have released a strong regulatory scheme for packaging that makes the packaging sector responsible for meeting tough standards to reduce and recycle and achieve meaningful recovery for recycling. Environment ministers from around Australia are preparing to announce their commitment to new mandatory targets for the sector.
Our Plastic Free Places team begins a push to mainstream reusables with several trials in various states.
More single use items are being banned including coffee cups and heavyweight one-off plastic bags; and NSW, the biggest market, releases a plan to catch up to other jurisdictions. Victoria begins its container refund scheme. And finally the international negotiations for a Plastic Treaty have begun in earnest.
2024 is going to be big year to make significant advances and Boomerang Alliance with its 55 allies, is at the forefront. We are lobbying all Australian governments; actively making commentary across media platforms; mobilising communities; and creating workable but ambitious solutions.
As we come to the end of 2023, we hope you will continue on the journey with us. It's going to be exciting as we push towards the biggest changes in plastic waste and litter in Australia.
Thanking you for your support and donations; and best wishes for the festive season.
We would not have been able to do all this work without you and your support by making a donation, signing a petition, sharing our social media posts and sending us words of encouragement. We still have much work to do this year and we hope you will continue to help us.
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