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Chemicals, plastics and the circular economy - 26 August 2021

Chemicals, plastics and the circular economy

The industry's perspective on chemical stewardship

The health and safety of workers, communities and the environment is the number one priority for the Australian chemistry industry.

As an industry, our commitment to product stewardship underpins our ability to contribute both sustainably and economically to Australia for the long term.

Chemistry Australia recently developed an overview of the industry's perspective on chemicals, plastics and the circular economy, covering the following key areas:

  • The Australian chemistry industry
  • The sector's product stewardship initiatives and ongoing work
  • Its role in the plastics circular economy
  • Key partnerships
  • Policy and regulatory opportunities to further reduce plastics and chemical waste

Download Chemistry Australia's Chemicals, plastics and the circular economy

Chemistry Australia is the pre-eminent national body representing the Australian chemistry industry, one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the country. The industry supports more than 212,000 full time jobs and contributes more than $38 billion to Australia’s GDP. Members of Chemistry Australia are positioned across the entire value chain including manufacturers, importers and distributors, logistics and supply chain partners, raw material suppliers, fabricators, compounders, recyclers, research, academia and service providers to the industry. These businesses range from small family-owned companies to leading national and multinational enterprises.


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