Western Australia’s Plan for Plastics Stage 2

A staged approach
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The Western Australia's Plan for Plastics was designed to be implemented in a staged approach. 

The Stage 1 regulations came into effect on 1 January 2022, phasing out single-use bowls, cups, plates, cutlery, stirrers, straws, polystyrene food containers, thick plastic bags and helium balloon releases.

Stage 2 of the WA Plan for Plastics, identifies a second set of single-use or disposable plastic items and materials for phase out from 2023:

  • expanded polystyrene packaging
  • degradable plastics (plastics designed to break up more rapidly into fragments under certain conditions).
  • barrier/produce bags
  •  expanded polystyrene cups
  • coffee cups and lids
  • lids for cups, bowls and takeaway food containers
  • cotton buds with plastic shafts
  • microbeads

A discussion paper on the implementation of Plan for Plastics Stage 2 is open for public comment from 23 September 2022 to 18 November 2022.


Download the WA Plan for Plastics Stage 2 discussion paper


How to give feedback

You can participate in this consultation and give feedback by:

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Collation social media tiles Single Use Plastics Ban Stage 2


Other resources

Minister’s media statement - Consultation opens on single-use plastic bans

Information resources will be added to this site when the consultation closes and regulations are finalised.

Page reviewed 27 September 2022