The NSW Government wants to develop a whole-of-lifecycle plan (from production, through to disposal and management of waste) for plastics in our state, that not only looks to adopt international best practice but lays out an ambition to lead the way on new approaches. The proposed actions will allow NSW to become a world leader in managing plastics, where we have eliminated harmful plastics, cleaned up plastic pollution and used our knowledge to get the most value out of our plastic resources.
This discussion paper sets out the following four key outcomes for each stage of the lifecycle of plastic, each supported by a proposed target and priority directions.
- Outcome 1: Reduce plastic waste generation
- Outcome 2: Make the most of NSW's plastic resources
- Outcome 3: Reduce plastic waste leakage
- Outcome 4: Improve NSW's understanding of the future of plastics