Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt MP, is looking forward to National Recycling Week from 12-18 November.
“Together with the Minister for the Environment, Hon Melissa Price MP, I am promoting seven practical recycling tips to assist local residents.”
“We all have a role to play in reducing the near 67 million tonnes of waste we generate each year and increasing recycling. That’s why we have committed to updating the National Waste Policy and setting a clear vision for our recycling industry.”
The Coalition Government has delivered a National Food Waste Strategy to bring together actions by governments, researchers, business and the community to halve food waste by 2030. In addition, the Government has provided nearly $50 million to support research and action to meet this goal.
In September, new National Packaging Targets were launched by industry and supported by the Coalition Government. The new targets are that by 2025:
70% of plastic packaging to be recycled or composted
30% average recycled content across all packaging
Phase out problematic and unnecessary single use plastic packaging through re-design, innovation or alternative delivery methods.
These new targets build on commitments endorsed by Australia’s environment ministers in April 2018 that 100% of packaging should be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
Recently, Minister Price launched the industry-developed Australasian Recycling Label. This is a simple labelling system that gives people the information they need to recycle when it matters most – the few seconds when they’re deciding which bin to use.
“I am delighted to be supporting and promoting National Recycling Week and I encourage local residents to visit my Facebook page each day of the seven day campaign and share our recycling message for that day.” Mr Wyatt said.