24/07/2023 10:35 AM | Click to read full article
Australia has a big plastic problem. Our annual plastic consumption produces the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as 5.7 million cars. In the year 2020-21, we generated about 2.6 megatons of plastic waste. Half of that was commercial and industry waste — but most of the remainder was produced by households, and that means what we do at home can really make a difference. You see, currently, we recycle 13 per cent of plastics, which isn't nearly enough.