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NSW Plastics Action Plan

Outcome 4: Improved understanding of the future of plastics

Action 6: Support plastics research


Plastic is a relatively new material, and we do not have a full understanding of its long-term impacts on the environment and human health, or how to best dispose, reuse and recycle it.

To help fill this information gap, the NSW Government will commit $2 million for a new Plastics Research Partnership. The partnership will help drive research within NSW universities and research institutions to further our understanding of the future of plastics in the world.

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NSW Government will commit $2 million to drive research and further our understanding of the future of plastics.