Submission in response to Turning the tide on single-use plastic products; A discussion paper.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

The South Australian Wine Industry Association Incorporated (SAWIA) appreciates the opportunity to respond with our views on “Turning the tide on single-use plastic products; A discussion paper” (the ‘Discussion Paper’).

The South Australian wine sector is not a large user of single-use plastics and does not make a significant contribution to the problems caused by them. SAWIA agrees that efforts to combat the environmental impacts of single use plastics should be targeted to where they have the most benefit.

SAWIA is concerned by the observation made in the Discussion Paper that the Australian Packaging Covenant may have failed to drive reductions in waste emanating from the “supermarket aisle” and SAWIA urges Green Industries SA to lead appropriate response actions.