NSW Plastic Policies Take the Next Step with Consultation

Plastic pollution on beach

Original text from NSW Government communications (28/11/2023).

NSW generates 800,000 tonnes of plastic waste each year, and only 12% of it is recycled.

Plastic is an important part of many products we rely on – from life-saving medical supplies to consumer goods like clothing and electronics – but not all plastic and plastic items are needed.

In 2022 there was a ban on the supply of some problematic and unnecessary single-use plastics, but more needs to be done.

The NSW Government has recently launched the paper NSW Plastics: Next Steps and is seeking feedback on plastic items that:

  • are frequently littered
  • release microplastics into the environment
  • contain harmful chemical additives
  • are currently or are proposed to be regulated in other states and territories.

We encourage you to provide your feedback on the paper and contribute to the discussion.

Have your say by 4 February 2024 to help us protect the environment, animals and communities.

Have your say

Translations of the paper are available online in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Greek, Hindi, Korean and Vietnamese.