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 food ware
  • Expanded polystyrene

And from from 1 October 2022:

  • Disposable plastic cups (for cold drinks)

It will be illegal to provide these items after these dates.

For further information about exemptions and details on acceptable alternatives, please visit the WA Plastics Ban website

Plastic Free Initiatives

There are a number of organisations which provide information about plastics free initiatives including:

  • WA Plastic Free - Supports food retailers assisting them to switch from single-use plastics to better alternatives and empowering them to become 'Plastic Free Champions'.
  • Boomerang Alliance - Empowers communities 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 that encourages behaviour change and rewards customers for bringing their own cups.
  • Closed Loop - Deliver tailor-made, cost effective and sustainable solutions for packaging, recycling and waste management.
  • Plastic Oceans - Australasian organisation that works to change the world's attitude to plastic within a generation.