World Environment Day: Beat Plastic Pollution

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2023’s World Environment Day has just passed us by, but this years campaign against plastic pollution is an ongoing struggle.

The 2023 World Environment Day campaign #BeatPlasticPollution calls for?global solutions to combat plastic pollution, a reminder that people’s actions on plastic pollution matters. The steps governments and businesses are taking to tackle plastic pollution are the consequence of this action. It is time to accelerate this action and transition to a circular economy, find out more here.

5 June 2023 marked the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day after it was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. Over the past five decades, the day has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for environmental outreach. Tens of millions of people participate online and through actions on the ground, find out more on here

This Beat Plastic Pollution Practical Guide provides some helpful tips on how we can all be part of the global movement to solve the plastic pollution crisis.  Volunteering Australia suggests some exciting ways you can volunteer and make a meaningful impact on our environment. Consumers’ Federation of Australia (CFA) engages with these issues by supporting a representative to participate on Standards Australia committees EV-021 Environmental management & sustainable development and EV-022 Circular economy

As part of the CFA Standards Project, ensuring people interests are represented in the development of standards.  Find out how to get involved