Western Australia Introduces Country’s Most Comprehensive Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Western Australia Introduces Country’s Most Comprehensive Ban on Single-Use Plastics

  • Western Australia has announcement laws to ban single-use plastics by 2026 to be rolled out in two phases.
  • By 2023, it will ban plastic plates, cutlery, stirrers, straws, thick plastic bags, polystyrene food containers, and helium balloon releases.
  • The second stage to be rolled out by 2026 will ban produce bags, microbeads, polystyrene packaging, cotton buds with plastic shafts and oxo-degradable plastics.

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