State Government Proposes Plastic Bag Ban

by Rhiannon,

The State Government of Western Australia announced that from 1 July 2018, lightweight single-use plastic bags will be banned statewide in WA.

Western Australians are being asked to provide input into the plastic bag ban which comes into effect on 1 July 2018.

The Implementing a lightweight single-use plastic bag ban in Western Australia discussion paper is now open for public comment from 20 December 2017 until 9 March 2018. To find out more and comment click here to be directed to the WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation's website.

The City of Fremantle's proposed Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law has been put on hold pending the outcome of the WA State Government discussion paper on a WA Plastic Bag Ban.

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Consultation has concluded.

Council decided not to proceed with the Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law, as the State Government banned the supply of lightweight plastic bags in WA from the 1st July 2018.

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