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Extra time for some expanded plastic packaging

Class Exemption Notice

SUP0002/2024/1

On Tuesday, 28 May 2024, the WA Government published a class exemption allowing extra time for electronic products weighing between 25 kg and 45 kg, net weight, that require moulded expanded plastic packaging.

This exemption is designed to support the industry in transitioning away from such packaging for heavier electronic products.

Who does this apply to, and how?

This class exemption notice will be active until 30 June 2026. It applies to manufacturers, suppliers, and purchasers of electronic products weighing between 25 kg and 45 kg, net weight, that require moulded expanded plastic packaging. The exemption covers the manufacturing date (initially before 1 July 2024) and the product sale date (initially banned from 1 July 2025) for these electronic products.

If you are a manufacturer or supplier considering operating under this class exemption notice, we
strongly advise that you familiarise yourself with the conditions outlined in SUP0002/2024/1.

There is no requirement to apply for this exemption. However, it is recommended that manufacturers and suppliers notify the WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation of their intent to use this exemption via email: plastic-exemptions@dwer.wa.gov.au

All requirements for products other than electronic products and for all electronic products under 25 kg remain unchanged.

To find out more, please visit:

UPDATED FACTSHEET: https://www.wa.gov.au/system/files/2024-06/dwer-guidance-on-expanded-plastic-packaging-june2024.pdf


EXEMPTIONS: https://www.wa.gov.au/service/environment/business-and-community-assistance/applications-single-use-plastic-exemption

CLASS EXEMPTION NOTICE: https://www.wa.gov.au/system/files/2024-05/sup0002-2024-1-class-exemption.pdf

https://www.wa.gov.au/system/files/2024-05/sup0002-2024-1-class-exemption.pdf

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