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WWF dire plastic pollution predictions could be avoided

Greens spokesperson for Waste & Recycling and Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says dire predictions from WWF that plastic pollution is set to double by 2030 could be avoided with federal legislation.

 

Senator Whish-Wilson said, "Australia’s recycling industry is in crisis and plastic pollution is choking our oceans. 

 

"Enacting federal legislation with real teeth and achievable recycling and packaging targets will provide a national framework for local councils and state governments to enforce.

 

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Greens welcome EU single-use plastics ban

Greens Healthy Oceans spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, today welcomed the announcement by the European Union to ban a range of single-use plastics by 2021.

“Our oceans are choking on plastic and just this week we’ve had confirmed that microplastics are now ubiquitous within the human body.

“This is a problem of immense proportions that has been a long time coming.

“For too long, government has stepped aside and allowed the industry who profits off the proliferation of plastic to avoid taking responsibility.

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