Phasing out single-use plastics

July 2019

Plastics pollute our environment throughout their entire lifecycle – from production to consumption and disposal. They impact our land, waterways, wildlife, and contribute to the production of harmful greenhouse gas emissions. More than half of plastics are single-use – used only once before being discarded. The environmental impacts of single-use plastics is increasingly recognised in Australia, with moves at all levels of government to regulate single-use plastics. As an environmentally aware jurisdiction, the ACT must be amongst those leading the response and regulation of single-use plastics.

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