Separating fact and fiction
Held on Tuesday 21 September 2021
Across the country, there is momentum at the local, state and national level to tackle the issue of plastic litter in the environment and to make consumer packaging more recyclable. To achieve the various targets set, bioplastics, or plastics made from natural biodegradable material, will play an important role in society. Question being, how do we manage these materials, so they don’t impact the existing collection systems and infrastructure the country has for conventional plastic recycling? Will bioplastics deliver the environmental benefits that governments are seeking to achieve?