More plastic items are being phased out in WA

More plastic items are being phased out in WA

Information for Businesses

To reduce plastic pollution, the Western Australian Government implemented a state-wide ban on the supply of certain plastic items. Stage 1 of the WA Plan for Plastics was completed 1 October 2022, and implementation of Stage 2 is now underway.

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

The stage 2 bans come into effect in four stages between September 2023 and July 2025.

We note that it is an offence to provide false or misleading information about a Stage 1 banned item from 1 January 2022 and a Stage 2 items from 1 March 2023. It is also an offence to supply or provide a banned item after the enforcement dates, even if you purchased the stock before these dates.

The WA Government is proposing further changes to produce and barrier bag regulations which would come into effect September 2024 and July 2025. Businesses are welcome to provide feedback and input. 

Consultation closes Friday 31 May 4pm WST.

The WA Government and National Retail Association have collaboratively created a Comprehensive Guide for Business. This one-stop resource covers ALL existing and upcoming bans in Western Australia.

The NRA will hold regular online information sessions on the Stage 2 bans from June 2023 and throughout 2024. Click below to register for upcoming information sessions.

Your questions

Have excess stock after the ban?
Heard a rumour about 'grace periods' and need to know the truth?
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Check our Frequently Asked Questions or contact our team.

Need to know exactly what's banned and which alternatives are permitted?
Check Banned Items or contact our team.

See how businesses around Australia are making positive changes

Had an awesome time visiting the folks of @ladyanniecoffee on Beaufort Street again! They've swapped over pretty much completely to plastic free compostables to help protect our environment. And they've got some nice stylish keep cups. Give them a visit and see what they've got!

More efforts to reduce plastic pollution in Western Australia are currently underway. Throughout 2024 - 2025 the WA Government is banning more plastic items such as coffee cups, lids, trays, bowls, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. Be sure to check out www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had an lovely chat with the folks over at @flightclubaus over in Fremantle's South Terrace. Awesome folks and an awesome place! And they're going all in on sustainability and environmentally friendly waste management. Drop by if you have a chance and say hi!

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Been a hot minute since we were last at @twinfin_au , awesome to see they've really gone all in on sustainability! Fish and Chips tastes so much better without plastic pollutants eh? They're quite proud of their offerings, so give them a visit and try them out!

More efforts to reduce plastic pollution in Western Australia are currently underway. Throughout 2024 - 2025 the WA Government is banning more plastic items such as coffee cups, lids, trays, bowls, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. Be sure to check out www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Great chat with the amazing folks over at @charcharrb! These guys are doing awesome with their sustainability practices and have got great eats and drinks to boot. absolutely worth a visit if you're in the area!

The Western Australian Government is implementing further bans on single-use plastics from 2023 to 2025. These include as coffee cups, lids, trays, bowls, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. Visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au to find out more.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had a great chat with @kailisfremantle again, it's great to see more and more businesses doing their part to aim for sustainability! Thanks to their intense efforts to recycle and reduce plastic use in compliance with the state ban, you can enjoy healthy and delicious seafood without all the pollutants. Give them a visit!

More changes to the WA Plastic Ban are being introduced on March 1 & September 1 this year. These will affect plastic coffee cups, lids, bowls, trays, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. For more information visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Awesome to see more large businesses advocating for  environmental sustainability! Had a great chat with the team over @igaaustralia in Leeming, they are all for using compostables and recycling. Give them a visit and see what sustainable and healthy options they have for you 🙂

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Awesome to see another branch of @iloveyochi proudly going green! The great team over on Fremantle's South Terrace have the same lovely and energetic vibe as all their other locations. If you're in the area and crave some eco friendly treats, hit them up!

More changes to the WA Plastic Ban are being introduced on March 1 & September 1 this year. These will affect plastic coffee cups, lids, bowls, trays, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. For more information visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Great visit to @vanillabeanespresso in Fremantle's South Terrace again -- was lovely to see San and the team have been doing great under the state plastic ban! These guys are all about sustainability, great eats and great coffee. Definitely pass by if you get the chance!

More changes to the WA Plastic Ban are being introduced on March 1 & September 1 this year. These will affect plastic coffee cups, lids, bowls, trays, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. For more information visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had a great chat with the team of @abhis_bread along South Terrace in South Fremantle. They're proudly plastic free and wanted to tell you that they've got all your bread needs and desires covered (just look at those awards!) Feel free to stop by, they'd love to meet you 🙂

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Spoke with the great team of @ootongandlincoln in South Fremantle. They're a little camera shy but proudly plastic free! The scents as we walked in were heavenly, would definitely recommend a visit if you're in the area! Keep up the great work everyone -- we can make our environment cleaner and safer for all.

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Awesome to see @roastingwarehousesf in South Fremantle again! They've got their minds on sustainability just like last time and wanted to show off the range of coffee they can serve you in compostable cups and lids. Amazing work guys, keep it up!

More changes to the WA Plastic Ban are being introduced on March 1 & September 1 this year. These will affect plastic coffee cups, lids, bowls, trays, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. For more information visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had a chat with the great team of @littleloaf_lunch_bar in South Fremantle. Amazing people -- great baked items and a great atmosphere! They're doing their part to move away from single use plastics. Keep up the great work guys!

More changes to the WA Plastic Ban are being introduced on March 1 & September 1 this year. These will affect plastic coffee cups, lids, bowls, trays, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. For more information visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had an amazing chat with Hollie and Ian over at @southbeachhotelfreo during our revisit. Hollie and the business are proud advocates for sustainability and Ian was a patron who wanted to get in on the photo 🙂 lovely folks who love their environment. Come down and have a drink, they have a stellar atmosphere.

More efforts to reduce plastic pollution in Western Australia are currently underway. Throughout 2024 - 2025 the WA Government is banning more plastic items such as coffee cups, lids, trays, bowls, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. Be sure to check out www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
It was great revisiting @thirdwheelsouthfreo in South Fremantle's South Terrace. No single use plastics just like last time! And they serve some amazing coffee and iced tea. If you're in the area, give them a visit. Super friendly and passionate about the environment. Great work guys!

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had a lovely chat with the owner of @healshealth on Beaufort Street in Inglewood. Great to see businesses going sustainable! They offer a wide variety of healthy products so that both you and the environment can keep being at their best. Come visit and see what they've got!

The Western Australian Government is implementing further bans on single-use plastics from 2023 to 2025. These include as coffee cups, lids, trays, bowls, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. Visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au to find out more.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Walked into @pietrogelateria and was super glad to see the business taking sustainability to heart! Lovely ice cream served in compostable containers that are environmentally friendly -- can't ask for more than that. Great work guys!

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had a lovely chat with the ladies of @sistasonbeaufort , where their service comes with a smile 🙂 They're proud and single-use plastic free and invite everyone to come over. Seriously, drop by! They have a great vibe and serve great stuff.

More efforts to reduce plastic pollution in Western Australia are currently underway. Throughout 2024 - 2025 the WA Government is banning more plastic items such as coffee cups, lids, trays, bowls, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. Be sure to check out www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Caught the amazing crew of @secondelicafe on Beaufort Street at a busy moment, but they were more than happy to have a quick chat about how they no longer use single-use use plastics. Awesome! Lovely to see more business making our environment just a little bit better. As you can see, they're quite proud of their paper cups 🙂

More changes to the WA Plastic Ban are being introduced on March 1 & September 1 this year. These will affect plastic coffee cups, lids, bowls, trays, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. For more information visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
@buttercrumbs_au along Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley are proudly plastic-free! Awesome to see more businesses striving to protect our environment while still producing top quality product -- in this case, cakes! Give them a visit if your sweet tooth is acting up 🙂

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had a great chat with the team of @lotusonbeaufort. Their selection of Asian fusion food was a sight to behold and oh so tempting! Even better is they're doing their part to go sustainable and have switched away from single use plastics. Great work guys! And if you're craving something delicious, you know where to go 🙂

More efforts to reduce plastic pollution in Western Australia are currently underway. Throughout 2024 - 2025 the WA Government is banning more plastic items such as coffee cups, lids, trays, bowls, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. Be sure to check out www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
The Tandem Riders sculpture on Beaufort Street were made by husband and wife team Gillie and Marc as a testament to the vibrancy and life along the busy street. An absolutely appropriate notion, given how all the businesses here are thriving and doing their best to keep plastics out of the environment!

More changes to the WA Plastic Ban are being introduced on March 1 & September 1 this year. These will affect plastic coffee cups, lids, bowls, trays, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. For more information visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had a chat with the vibrant team of @iloveyochi on Beaufort Street. These lovely ladies are serving great treats with a smile and no plastic 🙂 awesome to see more businesses doing their part to protect the environment. Keep it up folks!

The Western Australian Government is implementing further bans on single-use plastics from 2023 to 2025. These include as coffee cups, lids, trays, bowls, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. Visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au to find out more.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had a great chat with the team of @yeslemon.au , where they've managed to switch all their materials to compostable variants. Now you can enjoy their amazing drinks knowing that no plastics to into the environment. Amazing work guys!

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au

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