Consultations open for WA plastics plan – Australia

Posted on September 29, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations


The Western Australian Government is seeking feedback on the next phase of the state’s single-use plastic bans, with Stage 2 to be introduced from February 2023.

Targeted items include non-compostable takeaway coffee cups, expanded polystyrene cups and packaging, produce bags, cotton buds with plastic shafts, microbeads, degradable plastics, and lids for takeaway containers.

A transition period could range from six to 18 months to allow businesses to use up supplies and adapt to changes before the rules are enforced.


18 months?  There are readily made alternatives for these now.    There is no R&D and development time required.