Conservationists urge regulation to cut plastic pollution as voluntary scheme launches

May 19th, 2021

The Guardian, Other, 19/05/2021, Graham Readfearn
Supermarkets and multinational manufacturers have unveiled a plastics pact across Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands Australia will miss its 2025 targets to cut plastic pollution from packaging unless it shifts from voluntary programs to enforcement, an alliance of conservation groups and the Greens have said. […] Twenty firms produce 55% of world’s plastic waste, report reveals. Among the ANZPAC members announced during the launch at the Australian National Maritime Museum were supermarkets Coles, Aldi and Woolworths, alongside plastics producers, recyclers, environmental groups and the CSIRO.

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