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WA Plastics Ban

Published on Sunday, 3 April 2022 at 2:41:51 PM

To reduce plastic pollution, the Western Australian Government is implementing a state-wide ban on the supply of certain plastic items, enforceable from 1 July 2022.

Organisations that will no longer be able to provide a banned item include: restaurants, cafes, bars, takeaway food shops, party suppliers, supermarkets, packaging suppliers, market stalls, not-for-profit organisations (including charities and community groups), online stores and many more. The fines are significant, up to $5000 for any non-compliance with the Regulations and therefore we want businesses to take the right step and plan ahead for the ban.

The National Retail Association (NRA) has been engaged by the WA Government to help businesses to prepare for, transition, and manage the ban. The website and resources have been developed by the NRA and approved by the WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. NRA is hosting monthly online 'pop-in' sessions (last Wednesday of each month Feb-July 2022), designed for retailers, hospitality and suppliers directly impacted by the WA ban to 'pop in', ask them questions, train their team/clients, and raise emerging concerns.

As a first step to prepare for ban businesses can just go to website https://plasticsbanwa.com.au/ and register into session for free.


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