Single-use Plastics Submission

Green Industries South Australia is conducting an inquiry into the impact of single-use plastics. Business SA requested feedback from its members and the broader business community through a survey, with questions derived predominately from GISA’s discussion paper. The survey results show there is clear support among the South Australian business community for a transition away from single-use plastics wherever possible. Business SA calls upon the State Government to develop a sensible transition plan in consultation with businesses, recognising the time and cost it will take to move away from single-use plastics.

Business SA lobbies on behalf of members to ensure the voice of South Australian business is heard and that we achieve the best environment in which to do business. A significant part of that lobbying effort is through written submissions we make to all levels of government and other organisations such as utility companies, either in response to formal reviews of for example, legislation, or proactively where we wish to progress a particular issue not high enough on the government’s agenda. This might include submissions before the State Budget or where say, the government is reviewing options to reduce red-tape. We also make regular submissions to the Fair Work Commission to advocate the interests of our members with respect to Modern Awards and other industrial matters.

Business SA’s policy team relies heavily on member input into our submissions to ensure that we have the most comprehensive and current perspective from members for any position we take on your behalf. So if you are asked to complete a survey, speak with a policy team member on the phone or participate in a member forum, we appreciate your involvement as it all helps to strengthen the case of business.

Single-use Plastics Submission

Date Published: March 2019

Please email any feedback to policy@business-sa.com

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