Survey of savvy students shows single-use plastics top concern

Published on 07 November 2018


Switched on primary school students across Maribyrnong have revealed that plastics are their biggest concern when it comes to waste. Of the 111 students surveyed at Footscray City, St John’s and St Monica’s Primary Schools, 78% said plastics including single-use bags and straws should be a focus area for Council in their war on waste minimisation.

Aligning with concerns of Australian’s young and old, plastics - especially those that are single-use, have been a popular point of discussion in 2018 following the recent plastic bag ban at major supermarkets.

Results from the primary schools’ survey will form part of Council’s Waste Minimisation Strategy review; which will explore existing services and plan for future waste minimisation practices.

The wider community are now invited to participate in walk and talk workshops, forums or complete an online survey to contribute their ideas to the review.

Council is committed to achieving our vision of a community that generates minimal waste and considers the waste that is produced as a valuable resource to be managed sustainably.

Find out more about the Waste Minimisation Strategy review, and to see how you can contribute visit:

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