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

In the interim and ongoing, a number of initiatives are in place to reduce single-use plastic waste which may be of interest including:

  • Responsible Cafes - Network of cafes that encourages behaviour change/rewards customers to bring own cups
  • Closed Loop - Circular Economy based on upcycling coffee cups and related recycling initiatives