Consultation: Single use plastic issues paper

The State Government sought your input on approaches to reduce single-use plastic items and their associated impacts in 2019 during a 13-week consultation period for the Let’s not draw the short straw – reducing single-use plastic issues paper.
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Community consultation workshops were held in three Perth metropolitan locations: Cockburn, Joondalup and Perth. Regional workshops were held in Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha and Port Hedland. Thank you to everyone who provided a submission, completed the online survey and/or attended a workshop.

To guide further actions to reduce the impacts of single-use plastics, the information and 9,464 submissions provided during consultation have been analysed and considered alongside scientific, evidence-based research.

Feedback from the consultation found that 98 per cent of respondents support further actions to reduce single-use plastics in Western Australia. The State Government considered this information carefully and is implementing short and medium-term actions to phase-out single-use plastics through a range of regulatory, community-based and voluntary actions.

All submissions received during consultation are available below and have been edited to remove personal or sensitive information.

You can view the consultation summary here.


Consultation of the Let’s not draw the short straw – reducing single-use plastic issues paper received:

Online survey responses are summarised in the consultation summary. Edited pro forma submissions are provided above. An unedited proforma submission, along with the names of people who submitted one, are provided above as with each written submission.