The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and World Wide Fund for Nature Australia (WWF) commissioned this study to quantify the carbon emissions of Australia’s plastics consumption and end-of-life (waste) management, and then quantify the potential carbon emissions of a range of possible system change scenarios. The key purpose of the project was to assist in building the evidence base for evaluating the most effective policy solutions for reducing the climate change impacts of plastics.

“We really appreciate all of your very hard work on this report, and the depth of experience brought to this project. I am certain this will have a real impact in furthering policy work and the national conversation in regards to the environmental costs of plastics and how Australia can play a meaningful role in reducing both emissions and plastic waste.” – Shane Cucow, AMCS

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