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
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.
How to give feedback
You can participate in this consultation and give feedback by:
completing an online survey tailored for different sectors
registering your attendance at an upcoming information session
submitting written feedback with the option of using the key questions guide at the end of the discussion paper.
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