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To reduce plastic pollution, the Western Australian Government is implementing a state-wide ban on certain plastic items from 1 January 2022.  The National Retail Association has been engaged to help educate and assist businesses to prepare and comply with the ban.

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

The regulations are being finalised (see government website) and more information will be coming soon.

From WA businesses can no longer supply:

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Disposable plastic straws & stirrers

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Disposable plastic cutlery

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Disposable plastic plates

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Disposable plastic bowls without lids

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Food containers without lids

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Expanded polystyrene food containers & trays

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Any plastic shopping bag with handles

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Release of helium balloons

From WA businesses can no longer supply:

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Disposable plastic cups for cold drinks

From 1 January 2022, it is an offence to provide false or misleading information about banned items.

Some exemptions will apply.

Please return to this site for further information from 31 January 2022.

For queries regarding the ban, businesses can call the National Retail Association on 1800 817 723.

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