Reducing plastics in the Australian seafood industry - Phase 1
OceanWatch Australia Ltd
Given the current trend by groups such as Planet Ark, local councils, DEH and other industries it is important that the seafood industry is aware of the options/alternatives available for reducing plastics and is seen to be operating as a responsible industry. Internationally, particularly in the EU, there is also a drive to reduce plastics and other non-recyclable materials such as polystyrene. There is no forward planning in the Seafood industry to cover this issue and because of the environmental damage that can be caused by plastics it is essential that some background work be done to assess the current position and to create some viable alternatives.
1. To undertake a desktop study to review where plastics are used within the Australian Seafood Industry (post harvest) and whether potential alternatives/substitutes are available.
Principal Investigator: Oceanwatch Australia