Some plastic items will soon be banned in WA

Some plastic items will soon be banned 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.

Come along to info sessions.

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

From WA businesses can no longer supply:


Any plastic shopping bag with handles


Paper shopping bags with plastic laminate


Disposable plastic straws & stirrers


Disposable plastic cutlery


Disposable plastic plates


Disposable plastic bowls without lids


Disposable plastic food containers without lids


Expanded polystyrene food containers & trays

From WA businesses can no longer supply:


Disposable plastic cups for cold drinks

Balloon releases will also be banned from 1 July 2022.

*Some exemptions apply to certain items.


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

Stacey at Simply Gorgeous Home and Giftware Kalgoorlie, is proud to play her part for our environment using sustainable bags, this is simply gorgeous!!! πŸŒπŸ’šπŸŒ±Thanks Stacey. @simplygorgeoushomeabdgiftware#national_retail_association#plasticsbanwa#bagbanwa
RSEA Kalgoorlie, are front runners with their big bright bags!! Sustainability done right!! Thanks heaps Seanaid πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š@rseasafety#national_retail_association#plasticsbanwa#bagbanwa
There’s so much to smile about at Relish Cafe Kalgoorlie. Sharyn and Chumani are there to serve you up a treat in plastic alternatives, what’s not to love?? Thanks ladies for your hospitality today. 🌍🌱@relishcafekalgoorlie#national_retail_association#plasticsbanwa#bagbanwa#environmentallyfriendly
Fully supporting the single-use plastic ban is Jan from Rad n Rose Kalgoorlie, love your environmental approach. Thanks for the chat this morningπŸ˜ŠπŸ’šπŸŒ@radnroseboutique#national_retail_association#plasticsbanwa#bagbanwa
Winning all the way with sustainability is the lovely Vimilou Divinagracia from Wizard Pharmacy Kalgoorlie Central. Got to love the little cool pack bag!! πŸ‘πŸŒ@wizardpharmacykalgoorliecentral#national_retail_association#plasticsbanwa#bagbanwa
Can I get a discount with that? Bring your own container and you certainly can.
Hari's Foods at Malaga Markets are leading the way with sustainable ideas.πŸ’‘ πŸŒπŸ‘£
Malaysia comes to Malaga at the Aidil Cafe.
Thank you for supporting the single-use plastics ban.
May your food fill the belly's of many. πŸ‘ŒπŸŒ
The Malaga Markets food hall provides metal cutlery and crockery to be rewashed and reused.
No disposable plates or cutlery here! 
An old school.way in a new world is the way to go. πŸ‘ŒπŸŒπŸ πŸ‘£

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