NSW bans single-use plastic bags, ACT cracks down on straws – AustraliaPosted on May 25, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
New South Wales will introduce the first of its single-use plastic bans next week, while the ACT Government prepares to broaden the bans it introduced last year.
New South Wales remains the last state or territory yet to crack down on single-use plastics in any form, but that is set to change as its ban on lightweight single-use bags comes into effect from 1 June 2022.
James Griffin, Minister for the Environment, said the ban on bags would be followed up by a suite of additional plastic bans in November.
“I think all of us can see the impact plastic pollution is having on our environment, which is why we’re making major changes in NSW this year,” he said.