In Australia, the state of Victoria has set up a $10 million plastic toilet project to combat a plastic bottle, paper and plastic bags crisis.
Plastic paper cups and plastic plastic bottle are used by nearly 10 million people in Australia every year.
Plastic bags are used for household waste and are also widely available in supermarkets and other retailers.
But while some of these items are used, plastic paper cups, paper cups with a plastic lid, plastic plastic bottles and plastic bottle with a flexible lid are commonly found in the home.
One Australian study has found that plastic bags contain as much plastic as 70 per cent of the plastic waste from Australian households, and that up to 90 per cent is recycled.
Plastic bag manufacturers are pushing to change that.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported last year that one in five Australians is in the process of buying or leasing plastic bags, which is a rise of 5.5 per cent from 2016.
Plastic products are often the cheapest option for plastic packaging and recycling.
They are more sustainable and environmentally friendly than plastic containers.
The government of New South Wales, for example, has set an ambitious goal of sourcing 25 per cent by 2025 from non-metallic waste, up from 17 per cent in 2016.
But some local governments are still not making up the gap.
“A lot of plastic is being dumped at landfill sites, which has a huge impact on local environments,” said Paul Chodack, an environmental scientist with the National Environmental Research Institute (NERI).
“We have got to make sure the recycling rate is actually up to par.”
One way to improve the recycling rates is to use more sustainable materials, such as recycled wood, which can be used in building materials and other products.
And local governments can help to get their recycling rates up to a certain level.
Chodak said some cities in Australia are already implementing recycling programs, but there are other ways to increase the recycling volumes.
For example, he said it is difficult to track where the waste is being collected because it is often thrown out on the street or into the ocean.
He said recycling facilities should be more accessible, and the local council should be accountable for ensuring their facilities meet the recycling targets.
“You don’t want the local councils and waste management companies to be responsible for all of the waste,” Chodacks said.
“There’s a lot of people who are concerned about plastic bags and the amount of plastic being used for their home,” he said. “
The local councils need to get on board and say ‘yes, we’re going to make this happen’.” A plastic bag that’s been recycled can be a huge success for an environment Mr Chodick said it was critical that councils, waste management organisations and others implement recycling programs to get the waste out of the environment.
“There’s a lot of people who are concerned about plastic bags and the amount of plastic being used for their home,” he said.
The ABC contacted the councils in the following areas for comment: Brisbane City Council – 1120, 1120 East, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, +61 3 9216 5221; Sunshine Coast Regional Council – 18-20 East, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia +61 5 7231 2181; Brisbane City (Western) Council – 4305, 4305 North, Brisbane City, QL, Australia; Central Coast Council – 15, 17-20 West, Central Coast, NSW, Australia – +61 8 7488 6333; South Brisbane City – 4, 5, 6-7 East, South Brisbane, NSW +61 9 7863 7001; Central Brisbane Council – 2-3, 5-6 East, Central Brisbane, Queensland +61 4 7640 8333; West South Brisbane – 10-11 East, West South, QT, Australia =]