Plastic Waste – Australia – Seeks 80 Percent Reduction by End of 2029

A March 20, 2022 CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, news release reports that the agency has pledged “… to help Australia reduce its plastic waste by 80 per cent over this decade. An initial $50M will be invested in CSIRO’s Ending Plastic Waste Mission funded through contributions by CSIRO, industry, government, university, and other organisations and will develop cutting-edge science and innovation to change the way Australia makes, uses, recycles and disposes of plastics … Research under the mission includes: Changing the way we make, use, and recycle plastics by developing innovative technologies, materials, products and processes; Supporting a sustainable plastics circular economy by utilising plastic waste to deliver economic benefits, while reducing the detrimental impacts to human health and the environment; Revolutionising packaging and waste systems; generating effective solutions for recycling; advising on the development and implementation of standards; analytics and machine learning to inform decision making; and creating systemic change …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic @CSIRO