People who need to use plastic straws for medical or disability reasons and the suppliers who provide or sell them in New South Wales will still be able to do so after the next stage of the plastics bans start on 1 November 2022. Read more
The sunshine state is set to ban plastic microbeads, polystyrene packing peanuts and plastic-stemmed cotton buds by 1 September 2023 as part of a five-year roadmap to phase out harmful, single-use plastics. Read more
Australia’s top ocean conservationists say the Australian Capital Territory government has broken its commitment to ban plastic fruit and vegetable produce bags this year. Read more
Mornington Peninsula Shire is helping sports clubs and community groups phase out a reliance on plastics with a single-use plastic grant. Read more
Businesses across New South Wales are being given a helping hand to transition away from single-use plastics, thanks to a new partnership between the NSW Government and the National Retail Association (NRA). Read more
The ACT Government is cutting harmful single-use plastics from more major events in Canberra, including at GIO Stadium and Manuka Oval. Read more
In an Australian first, the ACT Government has declared public events as ‘plastic-free’ under the Plastic Reduction Act, passed earlier this year. It is also engaging with the community and industry on the phase-out of the second tranche of single-use plastic items from 1 July 2022.
Australia’s tyre export ban on whole-baled waste tyres begins on 1 December and exporters requiring a licence to continue to export tyres overseas are encouraged to apply now. Read more
More than 120 million plastic straws have been taken off the shelves in the first six months of South Australia’s historic single-use plastic ban, as businesses are urged to prepare for the next round of items to be banned.