The National Plastic Plan outlines our approach to increase plastic recycling, find alternatives to unnecessary plastics and reduce the impact of plastic on the environment.
We are taking action on five fronts.
We are working with industry to phase-out particularly problematic plastic materials.
See how we are addressing plastic at its source.
We have introduced new laws to ensure Australia takes responsibility for its plastic waste.
We are making unprecedented investments to turbo-charge Australia’s plastic recycling capacity.
See how we are taking responsibility for our plastics.
We are focusing on community education to help consumers make informed decisions and recycle right.
See how we are helping consumers.
Our oceans and waterways
We are removing plastic pollution and reducing the plastic litter and microplastics leaking into the ocean.
See how we are protecting our oceans and waterways.
We are investing in research to make Australia a global leader in plastic recycling technology.
See how we are using new technologies and data.
Download the plan
More actions are set out in the National Plastics Plan.
*Please note that since the release of the Plastics Plan the home and industrial compostable standards have been updated to reflect the Australian Standard determined by the Australian Bioplastics Association verification scheme. The phase out listed on page 5 of the Plastics Plan should now read:
- Phase out plastic packaging products with additive fragmentable technology that do not meet relevant compostable standards (AS4736-2006 and AS5810-2010) (July 2022)