Key updates

The National Retail Association will provide key updates and news throughout coming months.

Check back regularly for updates

Proposed design standard for produce and barrier bags

Have your say on proposed design standard for produce and barrier bags...
Read More

Exemption applications (2024)

UPDATE: Process for exemption applications and compliance action during review
Read More

Produce bag rule changes

WA Government has decided to amend the regulations relating to produce bags supplied for loose fresh fruit and vegetables...
Read More

Further factsheets published

The WA Government has published 4 additional factsheets explaining aspects of the Stage 2 ban in more detail...
Read More

Comprehensive Guide available

The WA Government and National Retail Association have collaboratively created a Comprehensive Guide which covers ALL existing and upcoming plastic bans in Western Australia.
Read More

Exemptions for composting certification extended

Extra time has been provided for items to achieve their Australian composting certification based on certain conditions.
Read More

Stage 2 Ban regulations passed

The WA Government has passed regulations to phase-out more single-use plastic items over the next 3 years...
Read More

Stage 2 Ban consultation open

Stage 2 regulations are planned to commence 1 February 2023, with bans on supply staggered from August 2023 to August 2024...
Read More

Exemption approved for specific items undergoing composting certification

Today, the NRA has been informed that a time-limited exemption for specific items undergoing composting certification has been approved
Read More

Exemption applications

UPDATE: Process for exemption applications and compliance action during review
Read More

More free online sessions added

More dates added for free online sessions as the first ban date approaches.
Read More

Minor amendments published

The regulations were slightly amended on 3 June to define plastic in more detail, accelerate exemption application powers, and correct errors.
Read More
exemption applications

Exemption application guidelines now available

Businesses can apply for an exemption based on significant evidence of the issues outlined in DWER's exemption consideration guide.
Read More

Plastic Free Places WA expanded

The Plastic Free Places program provides an opportunity for businesses to go “the extra step” beyond the ban to improve their environmental footprint.
Read More

Ask questions at free online sessions

Join us in our free online sessions on the last Wednesday of every month to receive and overview of the ban or ask questions.
Read More

Items without AU composting certification

Still waiting for your AU certification? Apply for an exemption if you've started your AU certification process AND have already achieved EU certification.
Read More