Community input on the future of plastics and waste in NSW

Published: 9 Mar 2020

Released by: The Premier

The NSW Government is seeking public input on its plan to tackle the use of plastics, reduce waste and pollution, and improve recycling across NSW.


The NSW Plastics Plan and 20-Year Waste Strategy will establish clear pathways on ways to reduce waste, maximise recycling and improve the protection of our environment.

The discussion paper is open to public feedback until 8 May 2020 and will help establish ways the NSW Government can better manage resources and environmental factors.

The NSW Plastics Plan provides pathways to:

  • phase-out the use of plastics
  • triple the proportion of plastic recycling by 2030
  • reduce plastic litter items by 25% by 2025
  • make NSW a leader in plastics research and development.

The 20-Year Waste Strategy will provide long-term direction for NSW on ways to reduce waste, increase recycling and outline opportunities for future waste and recycling infrastructure.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Environmental Minister Matt Kean have asked for community feedback to help drive sustainable solutions across NSW.

“The community has high expectations that we need to make sure we put in place the best plans for the future. We know that we need to do a better job of dealing with our waste and delivering sustainable solutions,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Have your say on the NSW Plastics Plan and 20-Year Waste Strategy by 8 May 2020.

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