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Single-use Plastic BAN

From 1st November 2022 - Sigle-use Plastic items will be Banned.

The NSW Government is banning certain plastic items in 2 stages during 2022.

From 1 June 2022, lightweight plastic shopping bags will be banned.

From 1 November 2022, the following items will be banned:

• single-use plastic straws and stirrers

• single-use plastic cutlery

• single-use plastic plates and bowls without spillproof lids

• foodware and cups made from expanded polystyrene (EPS)

• single-use plastic cotton buds

• rinse-off personal care products containing plastic microbeads.

Exemptions will apply in certain settings to allow the supply of single-use plastic straws to people with a disability or medical need. The ban applies whether items are supplied individually or in packets.

For more information or advice

Visit the website: dpie.nsw.gov.au/plastics-ban

Call the NRA hotline: 1800 844 946

Email the NRA: sustainability@nra.net.au

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