Australian packaging reformed by 2025

New recycling targets have been introduced into Australia, requiring all packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

Seven News said on its Sunrise morning show: “New recycling labels are also  being unveiled, which will do away with around 200 existing labels.”

“You’ll still need to check with your council to see if some items can still be recycled,” they said.

Melissa Hoyer from told Sunrise: “I think it is so confusing now, the intention is there and  I think younger people who have grown up knowing that recycling is such an important part of getting rid of waste, they’ll get it.”

“But still a lot of older school people just don’t really get it and chuck everything in…it is still very confusing,” Ms Hoyer said.

Larry Edmur said he was fan of the idea, but it needed to be made easy.

“Make it easy, the labeling easy…and we’ll do it,” Mr Edmer said.

Olympian Leisel Jones echoed Mr Edmur and said make it easy.

“From the manufactures, make it easy. They reckon by 2050 there’s going to be 150 billion tonnes of waste in our oceans, more than actual fish.

I am miss queen recycling…I think in the last 12 months we’ve done a very good job about our coffee cups and a little bit of awareness- I think we’re on the right track but make it easy.

Environment Minister Melissa Price is set to outline the recycling targets at a packaging industry event in Melbourne.


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