More than 120 million plastic straws have been taken off the shelves in the first six months of the Marshall Liberal Government’s historic single-use plastic ban with businesses being urged to prepare for the next round of items to be banned.
South Australia’s historic ban on single-use plastic products starts tomorrow with drinking straws, stirrers and cutlery to be prohibited from sale, supply or distribution across the state.
South Australia’s recycling industry will receive a $30 million boost with the Morrison Coalition Government and Marshall Liberal Government signing up to a National Partnership on Recycling Infrastructure.
South Australians will tap in to around 80 new SA Water drinking water fountains across the state over the next four years, further contributing to the Marshall Liberal Government’s efforts to reduce the impact of single-use plastics on the environment.
South Australians have recycled, reused and recovered their way to the best landfill diversion rates on record with 83.8 per cent of all waste being diverted from landfill, according to the latest state Recycling Activity Survey.