Australia is now sending more than 1 million tonnes of plastic waste to landfill each year.This figure will continue to rise, reaching at least 1.5 million tonnes by 2030, due to increasing plastics consumption and an increasing proportion of durable plastic goods entering the waste stream. These conclusion are based on a simple analysis of the data published in the Plastics and Chemicals Industry Association’s (PACIA) Annual National Plastics Recycling Survey (2009).

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Source: Sustainability