ABC TV interviews Veena on plastic waste scheme

UNSW SMaRT Centre Director Prof Veena was interviewed by ABC News TV about Australia's new plastic waste collection and recycling scheme being trialled in Melbourne.

The ABC said:

"After the collapse of Australia’s largest soft plastic recycling program REDcycle in late 2022, a new scheme is emerging.

"The trial is underway in 12 Melbourne supermarkets to provide customers with an in-store option for recycling “scrunchable” food packaging."

Watch the segment via ABC News Facebook video

Background on plastic waste and recycling:

Read plastic waste background story by SMaRT Centre

See this SMaRT Centre joint research report on abandoned fishing gear impacts and solutions