In early 2019, the South Australian Government released the discussion paper Turning the tide on single-use plastic products.  The paper seeks to further the public conversation around a range of single-use plastic products that are impacting our environment. Your feedback will help to inform the government’s continued efforts to maintain South Australia’s national leadership in recycling and our transition to a circular economy.

Single-use plastics are attracting considerable worldwide interest. A significant amount of information has been compiled by the European Union (EU) and other organisations on the impact of single-use plastics.  In October 2018, the EU announced its intention to ban a range of single-use plastic items. The community also has a role in addressing unnecessary plastics and their impacts.