What kind of fork? Straws and plastic cutlery could be banned only a few months after the bags for single use in supermarkets were destroyed
- Rolls for single use and plastic cutlery may be banned in SA in the near future
- The idea was put forward in a discussion paper released by the state government
- Moving is only a few months after plastic bags for single use are banned in supermarkets
Australian Associated Press
A prohibition on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery, shopping bags and coffee cups is being considered in South Australia.
Also included in a discussion paper issued by the state government on Sunday is a review of SA container deposit arrangement to determine which type of containers should be included and whether the amount to be reimbursed should be revised.
Minister of the Environment David Speirs says that South Australia is a national leader in recycling and resource recovery and that it is important to have a discussion about plastics for single use.
A prohibition on single-use plastics, such as straws, cutlery, shopping bags and coffee cups, is being considered in South Australia
Also included in a discussion paper issued by the state government on Sunday is a revision of SA & # 39; s deposit arrangement for containers to determine what kind of containers should be included and whether the repayment amount should be revised
I would like to keep South Australia at the forefront of these areas and maintain this position while at the same time increasing economic activity & # 39 ;, Speirs said.
Plastic is a valuable material that is an integral part of modern life. But if it is strewn, it ruins the untouched image of our environment and harms life at sea and on land. & # 39;
The minister said that there was increasing interest worldwide in halting plastics for single use.
In October 2018, the European Union announced that it wants to ban a series of plastic articles.
We can take more direct local action for items designed and intended for disposal after single use only, which are sensitive to litter, which are unlikely to be recycled and for which more sustainable alternatives are available. Speirs.
The discussion paper on the use of plastic products for single use requires views from the community and the business community about what they consider to be the problems related to plastic products, alternatives and whether there is a need for government intervention.
Environmental groups have welcomed the government's step with the Conservation SA and stated that they are in line with the leading role of SA in recycling.
"Nevertheless, the recent State of the Environment Report shows that the per capita waste in SA has increased by more than 40 percent in the last five years," chief executive Craig Wilkins said.
& # 39; It's time for more powerful action. & # 39;
Environmental groups have welcomed the government's step with the Conservation SA and stated that they are in line with the leading role of SA in recycling
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