Source Reduction Plans Implemented at Factories

Source reduction plans were implemented following the identification of plastics manufacturers that were releasing plastic resin pellets to the environment in WA. The Department of Environment Regulation issued field notices to two manufacturers in 2013. One facility installed a stormwater filter and the other a barrier around the edge of their premises that was able to catch plastic resin pellets. This shows that the leaching of plastic resin pellets into the environment can be addressed at the source legally, and there are easy solutions that facilities can implement to address this issue.

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