Turning the tide on single-use plastic products

Single-use plastics are attracting considerable local, national and international interest and the South Australian community has increasingly been calling for action on items such as plastic bags, coffee cups and polystyrene. The Turning the tide on single-use plastic products discussion paper seeks to further the public conversation around a range of single-use plastic products that are impacting our environment. Your feedback will help to inform the government’s continued efforts to maintain South Australia’s national leadership in recycling and our transition to a circular economy.

Single-use plastics are attracting considerable worldwide interest. A significant amount of information has been compiled by the European Union (EU) and other organisations on the impact of single-use plastics.  In October 2018, the EU announced its intention to ban a range of single-use plastic items. The community also has a role in addressing unnecessary plastics and their impacts. 

In January and February 2019, Green Industries SA undertook consultation and engagement to understand the attitudes and opinions of South Australians on this topic.

The discussion phase has now closed

Feedback is now being compiled, and will be made available on this website.

Download the summary paper: 

Single Use Plastics Summary Paper Single Use Plastics Summary Paper (3940 KB)

Download the discussion paper: 

Single Use Plastics Discussion Paper Single Use Plastics Discussion Paper (7181 KB)