A Select Committee of the Legislative Council has been established 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.

Any person or organisation wanting to make a written submission to the inquiry, or register an interest in presenting oral evidence to the Committee, is invited to do so by Friday 8 September 2023. Please note, the Committee reserves the right to determine which witnesses will be invited to provide an oral submission.

Written submissions and expressions of interest should be addressed to the Secretary of the Committee at:

E-mail: screcycling@parliament.sa.gov.au or to
GPO Box 572, Adelaide SA 5001

For queries or to discuss the submissions due date please contact the Secretary on ph: 08 82379416 or the email address above.
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.