We need a rethink on single-use plastics in the ACT
The ACT Government needs to take decisive action on plastic waste, and lead the community discussion about different ways of reducing our plastic footprint. It is time to give up our love affair with single-use plastics.
Plastic pollution is a significant problem in the ACT, nationally and globally, and it is high time we take responsibility to address the problem. Single-use plastics are all around us: in our homes, workplaces, waterways, city parks and even our nature reserves.
The ACT Government should continue to show leadership. We can no longer afford to continue using single-use plastics at the current rate, especially when we can take simple regulatory, community and personal steps to reduce our plastic footprint.
The ACT’s municipal waste mountain at Mugga Lane is growing by nearly quarter of a million tonnes per year yet the Legislative Assembly in the last sitting days before the election focussed on waste management not waste reduction. Minister Fitzharris obtained support of the Assembly on 4 August 2016 to repeal the Waste Minimisation Act 2001 and […]
The ACT Government through the LDA and TAMS has missed an opportunity by introducing ‘Smart bins’ that only deal with waste to landfill says the Conservation Council. The Government has announced a 12 month trial of three solar-powered self-compacting rubbish bins at Campbell 5 in Campbell, Kingston Foreshore and Link Park at Wright. The bins […]