Someone has been listening! Or have they?
Does anyone else think this is a bit of a con job not the public?
Is this just another way to get us to put less in the recycling bin and make life easier for the recycling industry and government?
My read on this is unless an item has the new logo, which is meant to improve recycling it goes in the landfill. Except we have a world full of products and packaging that is already labeled. More critically given so much of our products are imported, will the overseas supplier change just for our market. Some will and no doubt charge twice as much because it is a special for Australia. Will customs reject any imports that don’t use our standard recycling logo? What a great way to lock out buying overseas?
Perhaps that is a step too far and would breech FTAs.
What is the insentive for a retailer or manufacturers to put this logo on anything. Perhaps they could all pay a package disposal tax for every item that does not carry the new logo on all of the packaging?
What’s wrong with the current international system? Nothing except for our recycling industry and governments that do not want to align with it because they will have to change to make it happen.
The problem with recycling is not the consumer. It’s the industry and retailers/suppliers that are the root cause.