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Have Your Say To Help Reduce Waste

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Residents on the Eyre Peninsula will have the opportunity to have their say in two new public engagements based on how South Australians can help reduce plastic and fight the war on waste. 

Approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean each year and current studies have shown that if the trend is consistent, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. 

People are being encouraged to help protect the environment from the impact single-use plastics and used food and beverage containers. 

The first engagement is focused on the impacts of single-use plastic and asks participants what plastic items should be focused on and what they think needs to be done to address the environmental impacts. 

https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/single-use-plastic/background

The second engagement is focused on the SA Container Deposit scheme that asks participants how we can build on the success and effectiveness of the scheme in resource recovery and litter reduction. 

https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/container-deposit-scheme/about

The public engagements close on Friday 22nd February, to have your say and get involved follow the following links.

https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/single-use-plastic/about

https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/container-deposit-scheme/about