Seen across hundreds of mine sites around Australia and other mining domains around the world.
Tough, and by design, almost indestructible, but really only needed to be kept for a relatively short time compared to the length of time they will be a blight on the environment.
Even when they finally “break down” they turn into microplastics that can take hundreds or even thousands of years to decompose.
Anyone who has driven around the larger mining areas will attest to seeing piles of these bags scattered across the countryside as well bags that have been blown into trees and littering other areas of the environment.
and this change will be driven by environmentally conscious mining companies and their need to satisfy increasingly environmentally focused shareholders.
It will also be driven by Government legislation and standards as voters also push for a greater environmental focus.
The ANZPAC Plastics Pact, which formally launch to the public in late 2020.
This will work with businesses, governments and NGOs from across the plastics value chain in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island nations to develop a common vision of the circular economy for plastics.
With just 16% of plastic packaging currently being recycled in Australia, ANZPAC will provide the significant intervention required to meet Australia’s national plastic packaging target that 70% of all plastic packaging will be recycled or composted by 2025.
Aligned with the other initiatives of the Plastics Pact network, the ANZPAC Plastics Pact will work towards a set of ambitious, time-bound targets in the following areas:
In 2018, all levels of Australian government, including representatives from Local, State and Territory and Federal governments, came together with industry.
They launched Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets, as shown below; providing a clear mandate to deliver a new sustainable pathway for packaging in Australia.
Dynamics is currently working on a
project to solve this issue for the
mining and exploration projects.
We want to enable people to make a
positive contribution to the targets and
have a good news story to use in their
Corporate Responsibility document.
Here's a few of Australia's innovative
thinkers that are currently testing
Samplex® EnviroBag range in anger!