NSW Waste strategy and plastics plan announced

Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy released

The NSW Government has announced the NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 Stage 1: 2021-2027 and NSW Plastics Action Plan, backed by $356 million in funding over five years.

This sets out the Government’s plan to tackle plastic waste, support infrastructure investment, reduce carbon emissions through more sustainable material use, and protect the community from waste pollution.

Initiatives include a phase-out on plastics like single-use lightweight bags, cotton-buds, straws and stirrers, as well as a statewide roll-out of green bins for food and organic waste. More information is available in the joint NSW Premier/Environment Minister media release and on the DPIE website.

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