In April 2016, the Senate released the Final Report of its inquiry into Marine Plastic Pollution. This inquiry had been initiated by Green's Senator (Tas), Peter Whish-Wilson (a former Director of Surfrider Foundation). Surfrider made a written submission and also gave evidence in-person to the inquiry.
The Committee's report includes 23 recommendations (incorporating all of those made by Surfrider in its submission). The recommendations have received tri-partisan support from the major parties (Coalition/Labor/Greens). It is now up to the Government to commit funds to implementing the recommendations, which include:
- a ban on single use plastics across all states;
- banning micro-beads;
- researching the impact of marine plastic pollution on human health.
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