Australian States are to ban single-use plastics - or already have.

It's great that the Australian government has got a National Plastics Plan (2021) which outlines various different ways that the government plans to tackle the plastic pollution problem by 2025
Australian States are to ban single-use plastics - or already have.

It's great that the Australian government has got a National Plastics Plan (2021) which outlines various different ways that the government plans to tackle the plastic pollution problem by 2025. Things such as:

  • Phase out non compostable plastic packaging products containing additive fragmentable technology that do not meet relevant compostable standards (AS4736-2006, AS5810-2010 and EN13432) (July 2022)
  • Phase out expanded polystyrene (EPS) in loose fill and moulded consumer packaging (July 2022), and food and beverage containers (December 2022)
  • 100% of packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable (2025)
  • Ban on single-use "lightweight" (35mic or less) plastic bags (Most states in 2022)
  • Ban on single-use plastic straws, stirrers and swizzle sticks, and cutlery, including forks, spoons, knives, sporks, splayds, chopsticks, and food picks

 

Check out some of our reusable plastic beating products here.

This is also going to include in most cases compostable and oxo-degradable options that are for single-use only. But, don’t worry it won't affect any of our compostable products! :)

 

The only state that doesn't have a plan to ban the majority of single-use plastics is Tasmania. All other states have either in part implemented a ban or a ban will be in place by 2025.

 

To find out more about your state and the bans that are coming into effect click your state here:

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