Page 1738 - Week 06 - Tuesday, 7 June 2022

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The Assembly voted—

Ayes 15

Noes 7

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Mr Cain

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mr Hanson

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Ms Lawder

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Lee

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Mr Milligan

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mr Parton

Mr Davis

Question resolved in the affirmative.


MS ORR (Yerrabi) (3.17): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) Australia is the second highest consumer of textiles per person in the world;

(b) Australians on average acquire 27 kilograms of new clothing per person and discard around 23 kilograms of clothing to landfill each year;

(c) of the textile waste sent to landfill each year in Australia, 93 percent is from clothing;

(d) national product stewardship initiatives include a focus on textile waste; and

(e) creating a circular economy provides significant opportunity to drive innovation, better design, create new jobs, and recover valuable resources going to landfill; and

(2) calls on the ACT government to:

(a) consult with the local textile sector and interested community members as part of consultation on the upcoming draft circular economy plan to identify opportunities to improve textile stewardship in the ACT, including consideration of the following:

(i) ways to re-use textiles such as clothes swaps;

(ii) ways to re-purpose textiles such as upcycling into something else;

(iii) ways to recycle textiles that cannot be re-used or re-purposed;

(iv) the benefits of establishing a textiles hub in the ACT to support local designers, crafts people, and industry to realise circular economy opportunities as well as educate the broader community on circular economy possibilities; and

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