The World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia (WFF) has released its very first single-use plastics scorecard, with South Australia’s performance ranked highest in the country.
WFF produced the scorecard to rate the performance of states and territories in managing single-use plastics.
South Australia has topped the list thanks to its container deposit scheme which has recycled plastic for over 40 years, as well the decision to ban plastic bags ten years ago.
Another positive initiative for South Australia is the ban on plastic straws and utensils that was announced in July of this year.
In terms of global rankings, WFF has ranked Australia as seventh, with Canada, Europe, and Rwanda sitting in the top three places.
For more information on WFF and the single-use plastics ranking, see here.