Big businesses are expected to lay out their plans to cut down on single-use plastics as part of a national summit targeting Australia’s waste problem.
The goal of the first National Plastics Summit, to be held in Parliament House on Monday, is to create solutions to the growing pile of recyclable materials.
Most of the nation’s recyclables have traditionally been sent overseas but countries like China and Indonesia are no longer importing as much waste, leading to Australia’s looming ban on exporting some materials.
Businesses, experts, government leaders and school children will be putting their heads together to try to find solutions.
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