Plastic waste (REGULATION & POLICIES (Australian policies and…
REGULATION & POLICIES
Australia national waste policy
Why do Australia need it?
Waste administration, recycling and the reuse of materials; directly influence the Australian economy.
Australian policies and strategies
"Australian Packaging Covenant "
It is created to reduce the impact of plastic packaging that is consumed in Australia.
It is an arrangement between Australia and packaging businesses.
Sustainable packaging in the country.
Vision for 2025
70% packaging recycle and reuse
Use of sustainable packaging
Recycling education on consumers.
"Threat Abatement Plan for the Impacts of Marine Debris on Vertebrate Marine Life"
Marine Debris amage aquatic life and other species it causes harm and death.
eliminated existing marine debris in the ocean
Manage the production and composition of marine debris.
Spread knowledge about this problem.
Prevention of incidents with Marine debris
Plan 2050 Reef
This plan is looking forward to protect and clean reef in Australia
This plan has the objective of making personal care products and make up microbead-free
Regulation of plastic in Australia
Regulated by Australian government
It is regulated to protect
health of consumers
Plastic packaging regulation
Composition of product
MARKETS & USER PRACTICES
Waste Education in schools
Towards Zero Waste Education Centre
The goal is to amplify the knowledge about waste
Learning expectations about:
Waste in landfill and the consequences
government provides Waste education for schools
The government provides bins for recycling to every house
Waste management assistance
Government helps schools to develop wast management education
Education on school professionals
CULTURE & SYMBOLIC MEANING
Less than the 10% of the plastic in Australia is recycled each year.
In a cultural way
In 2018 the plastic bag were band in Brisbane supermarkets
a big amount of people are now bringing own bags to the supermarket
Australians recycle at home with use of the yellow bins
In Australia there some movements that empower people to help on the mission of cleaning the plastic in the ocean and Australia
Australian Marine Debris Initiative
Clean Up Australia
Sea Bin Australia
Ocean Clean Up system
Two Hands project
Plastic on the ecosystem.
Plastic dump on land fils
Plastic contains a significant amount of dangerous toxins for human health and after they are dump on land files rain moves these toxins contaminating
Plastic creates a significant amount of greenhouse gases
Around 850 million tonnes a year
"The plastic breaks down into more methane and ethylene, increasing the rate of climate change, and so perpetuating the cycle."(Major 2019)
"The more plastic we make, the more fossil fuels we need, the more we exacerbate climate change. "(Major 2019)
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
Microplastics it is ingested by marine animals, even fishes that people eat.
Decomposition of plastic
What happens to plastic after we throw it away in Australia?
The Great Indian garbage Patch
The Great Pacific garbage Patch
Biggest recycling centre er in Brisbane
Ferny Grove resource recovery centre
TOMRA recycling centre west end
Australia exports their plastic waste to other countries
The use boats to transport this plastic waste, contaminating in a big amount for the use of petrol the boat use.
Plastic is a polymer
Made out of
Petroleum and petroleum derivatives
Plastics there used to be made of organic polymers
The derivatives of
Plastic is extremely cheap to produce
CONTROL & MANAGMENT
Companies in Australia are taking control over plastic pollution creating:
Made out of recycle waste
Use of recycle element for road construction
Technology created with plastic waste
manufactured with recycled plastic
CLEAN UP THE SEA
Holders that collect garbage and other harmful elements in the sea (oil)