Reducing consumption of single-use plastics

Crawford School of Public Policy
Photo: Christine Parfitt

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 08 July 2021


Online via Zoom


Christine Parfitt


Ana Manero

Abstract: It’s Plastic Free July (PFJ), a month where businesses, communities and individuals are invited to choose to refuse single-use plastics. While behavioural initiatives such as PFJ can reduce consumption of single-use plastics, there are many policy instruments that have been employed globally to address the problem. One of the most ambitious of these policies was announced last week in Western Australia, banning a wide variety of single-use plastics. This session will explore the plastic problem, its place in the local waste system and various policy and behavioural interventions that have been implemented to reduce single-use plastics.

Bio: Christine Parfitt is undertaking her PhD at UWA focussing on behavioural interventions to reduce consumption of single-use plastics. She has spent the last decade working on plastic pollution in both Australia and Indonesia, founding the charity Bottle for Botol which enables students to access plastic free drinking water.

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