Plastic and Packaging Waste (MARKETS & USER PRACTICES (Waste…
Plastic and Packaging Waste
Plastic is a polymer
Plastics there use to be made of organic polymers
The derivatives of
Because low cost
now days it is produce with
Australia exports their plastic waste to other countries
The use boats to transport this contaminating in a big about just for the trip
REGULATION AND POLICIES
National Waste Policy
The policy identifies five overarching principles underpinning waste management in a circular economy
Improve resource recovery
Increase use of recycled material and build demand and markets for recycled products
Better manage material flows to benefit human health, the environment and the economy
Improve information to support innovation, guide investment and enable informed consumer decisions.
Regulation in Australia
Regulated by the Commonwealth
Why is it regulated
protection of people’s health, safety and property including their interest in accurate product information;
protection of consumers’ interests;
protection of agricultural and domestic animals and plants;
protection of the environment; and
satisfaction of treaty obligations.
all products must be accompanied by english explanation
use to metric system is compulsory
show the nutritions values, colouring and standards must be display
Mark of Origin "Made In"
Food packaging regulations
only use packaging material that is fit for its intended purpose
only use material that is not likely to cause food contamination
ensure there is no likelihood that the food may become contaminated during the packaging process.
What happens to plastic after we throw it away ?
Biggest recycling centre er in Brisbane
Ferny Grove resource recovery centre
TOMRA recycling centre west end
The Great Pacific garbage Patch
The Great Indian garbage Patch
MARKETS & USER PRACTICES
Towards Zero Waste Education Centre
Brisbane City Council education initiative based at the Rochedale landfill site.
Open for everyone
aims to develop an awareness of waste as an issue for sustainability
Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) - what happens to your home and office recycling
landfill management and design
landfill gas capture
the waste hierarchy
working towards zero waste – waste as a resource not just a by-product
new approaches to waste management.
Waste Programs for school
Rethink Your Rubbish education programs.
Council offers free waste education programs to school groups.
Organic recycling workshops in schools
Council offers schools the opportunity to host free community composting and worm farming workshops at their school.
Waste management assistance
Council aims to help schools develop school waste management plans and implement waste and minimisation practices
school waste assessment tool (SWAT)
free recycling bins
professional development sessions for staff
The government provides bins for recycling to every house
Paper Recycling Bin
plastic on the ecosystem
plastic creates billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases
Globally in 2018
plastic packaging produce 850 million tonnes of greenhouse gases
the plastic breaks down into more methane and ethylene, increasing the rate of climate change, and so perpetuating the cycle.
The more plastic we make, the more fossil fuels we need, the more we exacerbate climate change.
Plastic dump on land fils
plastic contains a big amount of dangerous toxins for human health and after they are dump on land files rain produce the movement of this toxins
contaminating ground water
plastic on the ocean
animals mistake plastic for food
plastic make them full when they are not, so they starve to death
Plastic impact on our health
The smaller particles (known as microplastics) that break off and disperse are also unwittingly ingested by marine animals, including plankton, and some of the fish we eat
Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them.
1.000 years to dissolve
150 years to dissolve
50 years to dissolve
150 years to dissolve
CULTURE & SYMBOLIC MEANING
In a cultural way
Plastic bag are ban
a big amount of people are now bringing own bags to the supermarket
A big about of Australians recycle at home with use of the yellow bins
Only a third of Australia's plastic packaging waste gets recycled
In Australia there some movements that empower people to help on the mission of cleaning the ocean and Australia of plastic
Clean Up Australia
Empowers communities to clean up the environment.
Australian Marine Debris Initiative
Sea Bin Australia
Ocean Clean Up system
Two Hands project
CONTROL & MANAGMENT
Companies are taking control regarding plastic pollution
CLEANING UP THE SEA
Pete Ceglinski quit their jobs to create a container that would collect trash, oil, fuel and detergents.
Plastic bags are recycled in road construction projects
Manufactures a range of glasses from recycled plastics
Replas uses plastic waste collected in Australia to make a range of outdoor products such as bollards, decking, fences, park benches and garden furniture, and signs