Some plastic items are being phased out in WA

Some plastic items are being phased out in WA

Information for Businesses

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.

The National Retail Association has been engaged by the WA Government to help businesses to prepare for, transition, and manage the ban.
This website and resources have been developed by the National Retail Association and approved by the WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

We note that it is an offence to provide false or misleading information about a banned item from 1 January 2022.

Come along to info sessions.

Need help understanding the ban and how it applies to your product range?
The National Retail Association are holding regular online Q&A sessions for businesses to pop in and ask questions of our expert team.

From WA businesses can no longer supply:

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Any plastic shopping bag with handles

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Paper shopping bags with plastic laminate

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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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Disposable plastic food containers without lids

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Expanded polystyrene food containers & trays

From WA businesses can no longer supply:

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Disposable plastic cups for cold drinks

We note that it is an offence to provide false or misleading information about a banned item from 1 January 2022.

Balloon releases will also be banned from 1 July 2022.

*Some exemptions apply to certain items.

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Balloon releases will also be banned from 1 July 2022.

*Some exemptions apply to certain items.

See what businesses are doing to prepare for plastic bans

Dianella is doing it right with a positive change in every bite 🌏😋👌
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Change is underway at the Lakes Shopping Centre South Lakes. 
Thank you for your support 👌🌏🐠
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Dog Swamp is supporting positive change in WA.🙏🌏🐳
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Navigating the single-use plastics ban can be tricky.
Find your way with these cards located at the Information Desk at most shopping centres. 🌏👌
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When you're at Midland Gate next, you'll see that positive change is underway 🌏👌
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Positive change is underway at Dunsborough Centrepoint with single-use plastics. 🐳👌🌏
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Supporting positive change in WA is Basil’s Fine Foods in Mindarie. 😊👍@basilsfinefoods#national_retail_association#plasticsbanwa
Eating takeaway will never be the same again.
Scan the QR code whenever you see these stickers to find out what changes are taking place 👣🌏🐳
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