Fremantle bans plastic bags and imposes fines of up to $2,500 | Environment | theguardian.comPosted on July 29, 2014 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
The city of Fremantle will become the first local government in Australia to enforce a law to ban plastic bags.
The port city in Western Australia voted on Wednesday night to introduce a new law banning retailers from providing shoppers with single-use, non-biodegradable plastic bags.
Shop owners who ignore the laws will initially be fined $150; serial offenders could face a fine of up to $2,500.
The mayor of Fremantle, Brad Pettitt, said there was strong business and community support for outlawing plastic bags.
A great progressive step by a WA council in spite of Federal government opposition to this. Not only does this show how out of touch the federal government in Australia is with the people it shows how a technical issues caused the removal of a 10 cent charge resulted in a total ban introduction. Fremantle will be so much better off with this as will its native wildlife
. They are right on the coast.