Plastic straws and cutlery set to be banned in South AustraliaPosted on July 6, 2019 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
A range of single-use plastics including straws and cutlery is set to be banned in South Australia — but that could be just the tip of the iceberg, with items including takeaway coffee cups and plastic bags also in the firing line.
- South Australia would become the first state to ban plastic straws, cutlery and stirrers, the Government says
- Legislation will be drafted later this year and will go before Parliament next year
- The ban could eventually become much wider, extending to items such as coffee cups and bags
The SA Government said it intended to draft legislation later this year banning certain single-use plastic products, with the intention of introducing it to Parliament in 2020.
It follows a six-week consultation period earlier this year which garnered more than 3,500 responses, with an overwhelming majority in favour of “government intervention”, Environment Minister David Speirs said.
If only they could do this! IT would set a precedent for other states to follow.