Title:

Reducing plastics in the Australian seafood industry - Phase 1

Project Number:

2004-410

Organisation:

OceanWatch Australia Ltd

Principal Investigator:

Anissa Lawrence

Project Status:

Completed

FRDC Expenditure:

$5,000.00

Program(s):

Environment

Need

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.

Objectives

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.

Final Report - 2004/410 - Reducing plastics in the Australian seafood industry - Phase 1

Final Report
ISBN:0-9757286-1-X
ISSN:
Author(s):Anissa Lawrence
Date Published:May 2007

Principal Investigator: Oceanwatch Australia

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