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Federal Election 2019 Blog
Where the three Key Political Parties stand on Plastics and Recycling
The Boomerang Alliance released a scorecard below on key party recycling and plastic pollution policies and we call for a greater effort on plastic pollution....
Plastic Pollution: Why helping our Pacific neighbours is important
Many Asian countries are amongst the biggest contributors when it comes to plastic pollution of the Pacific. They include China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand...
Phase-Out Single use Plastics is the next step in reducing Plastic Pollution
Most countries, including Australia, have recognised the threats posed by marine plastic litter. Estimates show that at current rates of littering there will be more...
How to make Australia a recycling nation
Image credit: Freepik We produce too much waste and do too little recycling in Australia. A National Recycling Industry Development Program would boost the economy...
Packaging and a Stronger Product Stewardship Act
Image credit: Martijn Baudoin on Unsplash Australia’s Product Stewardship Act (2011) can oblige companies to reduce waste and prevent harmful materials from ending up in...
Our Key Issues for the Federal Election
Image credit: John Cameron As in previous elections, the 2019 Federal election is an opportunity to get a new government, of whatever persuasion, to...
ALP Recycling and Waste Policy is a start...but needs more bite
Over the weekend, Bill Shorten proudly announced Labor's recycling and waste strategy. Under the proposed legislation, an ALP Federal Government will introduce national bans on lightweight,...
5 key measures to build a sustainable industry
Thanks to an overwhelming reliance on ‘go-slow’ review processes and voluntary action, Australia's strategy for a sustainable future is leaving us behind the rest of the...