Is your business prepared for single‑use plastics ban?

To reduce plastic pollution, the Western Australian Government is implementing a state-wide ban on the supply of certain plastic items, enforceable from 1 July 2022.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Penalties come into effect from July 2022 if your business is found distributing any of the following single-use plastics:

•plates
•bowls
•cutlery
•drink stirrers
•drinking straws
•thick plastic bags
•expanded polystyrene (EPS) food containers
 
by the end of 2022, the following will also be banned:
 
•barrier/produce bags
•microbeads
•polystyrene packaging
•polystyrene cups
•coffee cups and lids
•cotton buds with plastic shafts
•lids for cups and bowls
•oxo-degradable plastics (plastics designed to break up more rapidly into fragments under certain conditions).
 

 Find out more about the ban from the National Retail Association here. 

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Author: Chamber Admin

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