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Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021 No 31.

Country/Territory
Australia
Document type
Legislation
Date
2021
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Waste & hazardous substances, General
Keyword
Public health Protection of environment Access-to-justice Enforcement/compliance Business/industry/corporations Traceability/product tracing Recycling/reuse Monitoring Offences/penalties Policy/planning Pollution control Precautionary principle Data collection/reporting Standards Use restrictions Waste disposal Waste management Waste prevention Certification Packaging/labelling
Geographical area
Asia and the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Indian Ocean, Oceania, South Pacific
Abstract

The Act is organsied in 9 Parts and 4 Schedules. The objects of this Act are as follows a) to protect the environment and human health, b) to promote and support the principles of a circular economy, c) to support material circularity through design, production, use, re-use, collection, recycling, reprocessing and end-of-life management, d) to ensure responsibility for products across their life cycle, e) to reduce the impact, or potential impact, of items, waste from items and waste material on the environment and human health.

Full text
English
Website
legislation.nsw.gov.au