Single-use and takeaway packaging makes up 40% of the litter found in our environment.
Have your say on the Single-use Packaging and Materials Policy, which will help us to phase out this unnecessary waste.
Why do we need a Single-use Packaging and Materials Policy?
The Single-use Packaging and Materials Policy will help us to phase out unnecessary waste from our operations, facilities and open spaces.
The Single-use Packaging and Materials Policy aims to:
- Reduce plastic pollution and litter on our beaches and open spaces.
- Reduce carbon emissions in making, moving and disposing.
- Minimise landfill.
- Preserve natural resources.
The policy will be supported with guidelines, resources and investment in the necessary infrastructure to drive a switch from single-use to reusable alternatives.
Having a Policy allows us as a community to show leadership and reduce our environmental impact.
What is single-use
Single-use packaging and materials are designed to be ‘thrown away’ or disposed of after a short period of time.
These products are created without considering what happens to them at the “end of life” or the resources required to manufacture them in the first place.
This includes single-use materials described as recyclable, compostable or biodegradable.
Have your say
Feedback closed 28 November 2023.
You can still read the draft Single-use Packaging and Materials Policy(PDF, 338KB)
We will review your feedback and include it in a report to Council in December.
Once the policy is adopted by Council we will work closely with individuals and groups to make the switch to reusable alternatives.