WA Plastics Ban

The WA Government has been phasing out single-use plastics as part of the WA's Plan for Plastics Strategy. From 1 July 2022, the following plastic items will be banned from WA:

  • All plastic shopping bags (with handles)
  • Single-use straws, stirrers and cutlery
  • Single-use Foodware
  • Expanded polystyrene

And from from 1st October 2022:

  • disposable plastic cups (for cold drinks)

Note for all local businesses and events stall holders, it will be illegal to provide these items after these dates. To book into online information sessions, for exemption applications and information on alternatives visit the National Retail Association website: WA Plastic Ban

The Shire is also hosting a free information session for 'Plastic Free July' for local business owners and community members to attend at the SJ Community Resource Centre Wednesday 20th July 12:30pm-2pm - for more information see our Event Page 

Plastic Free

There are a number of organisations which provide information network for  Plastic Free Initiatives which may be of assistance to transition to a Plastic Free environment including but not limited to:

  • WA Plastic Free - supports food retailers adapt to the Western Australian State Government’s Plan for Plastics, assisting them to switch from single-use plastics to better alternatives and empowering them to become 'Plastic Free Champions'
  • Plastic Free Places - State Wide via Plastic Free/ Boomerang Alliance program in communities to reduce single-use plastic items, and to empower the community to make lasting changes towards a circular economy 
  • Plastic Free July - Global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution
  • Responsible Cafes - Network of cafes (local and regional) that encourages behaviour change/rewards customers to bring own cups
  • Closed Loop - Circular Economy based on upcycling coffee cups and related recycling initiatives
  • Plastic Oceans - Australasia organisation that works to change the world's attitude to plastic within a generation