Recycling of Soft Plastics and Other Recyclable Material

Committee Details

Legislative Council
55th Parliament 03/05/2022 - Current
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Secretary to the Committee
Select Committee on Recycling of Soft Plastics and Other Recyclable Material
Parliament House, North Terrace
  • Ms Robyn Schutte
  • Ms Mary-Ann Bloomfield

Committee Function

To inquire into and report on the recycling of soft plastics and other recyclable material in South Australia, with particular reference to:
(a) How South Australia has responded to REDcycle being unable to process soft plastics;
(b) Investigate how supermarkets and other collection points have ceased collections and what can be done to re-establish these services;
(c) Determine whether funding from the state government (including Green Industries SA funding) has been sufficient to support South Australian businesses and local government councils within the soft plastics and other recyclables industry, including aluminium;
(d) Identifying short and long term opportunities and solutions to ensure soft plastics can be recycled in South Australia;
(e) Examining strategies more broadly to reduce soft plastic waste generation and better management of commercial and residential waste; and
(f) Any other related matters.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.