Western Australia’s Plan for Plastics bans single-use plastics – Australia

Posted on July 7, 2021 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

Source: Western Australia’s Plan for Plastics bans single-use plastics – Food & Beverage Industry News

The Plan for Plastics has been fast-tracked by the Western Australian government by four years and will see single-use plastics including bowls, plates, cutlery, straws and polystyrene food containers banned by December 2021. 

“It is fantastic to see Western Australia being recognised for its nation-leading action on plastics,” Environment and Climate Action minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said. 

“Single-use plastics are a scourge on our environment and our native wildlife, and we all have a role to play in reducing our use this Plastic Free July.” 

The second stage of the plan will start in December 2022 and will mean further single-use plastic products will be phased out, including takeaway coffee cups and lids. 

It is a pleasant surprise to see take away coffee cups and lids to be banned.   That is a great bold move.   We don’t need them and they are used in billions as people are too unorganised to think to bring their own cup.