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

A March 20, 2022 CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, news release https://www.csiro.au/en/news/news-releases/2022/csiro-on-a-mission-to-end-plastic-wastereports 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

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