Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

    Have your say on reducing single-use plastics

    3/07/2019 3:00 PM
    • Less than two weeks left to comment on actions for avoiding single-use plastics and reducing plastic waste
    • Community encouraged to provide feedback via an online survey and workshops

    Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today reminded Western Australians to have their say on reducing single-use plastics.


    The 'Let's not draw the short straw - reduce single-use plastics' issues paper and online survey are seeking community feedback to help guide the next steps in the McGowan Government's action on plastic waste.


    Western Australians are invited to share their ideas and actions to reduce single-use plastic items of concern such as fishing gear, packaging and drink containers.


    More than 5,600 submissions have already been received.


    The survey, which closes on July 12, 2019, has been supported by a series of metropolitan and regional workshops hosted by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.


    People can still register for workshops in Geraldton tonight (July 3), and the final workshop in Joondalup on Monday, July 8.


    Register for a workshop online or by phoning (08) 9271 7166. The issues paper and online survey are available on the DWER website.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "Contributing to the survey will help the McGowan Government deliver on its priority for a cleaner, more sustainable environment.


    "I encourage Western Australians concerned about the environmental impacts of plastic to give us feedback and help us identify practical ways to avoid single-use plastics and reduce plastic waste.


    "Single-use plastic products and packaging are commonly littered and have harmful impacts on our environment and wildlife."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800


    Remaining single-use plastics workshops:

    GeraldtonWednesday, July 3 Geraldton Multipurpose Centre, Function Room250 Marine Terrace,
    JoondalupMonday, July 8 Prime House8 Davidson Terrace, Joondalup 1.30pm- 3.30pm