Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law

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.

In July and August 2017 the City of Fremantle advertised the Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law 2017.

Checkout style plastic bags are made from non-renewable petroleum, can take hundreds of years to break down and cause significant environmental problems.

Despite our reduction in plastic bag use, Australians still use over four billion plastic single-use bags each year. This proposed local law aims to reduce the use of single-use plastic shopping bags within the City of Fremantle.

For more information, please refer to the FAQs for both retailers and shoppers. The proposed Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law is available here.



Image credit: Jorge Gamboa, Bicébé 2017



In July and August 2017 the City of Fremantle advertised the Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law 2017.

Checkout style plastic bags are made from non-renewable petroleum, can take hundreds of years to break down and cause significant environmental problems.

Despite our reduction in plastic bag use, Australians still use over four billion plastic single-use bags each year. This proposed local law aims to reduce the use of single-use plastic shopping bags within the City of Fremantle.

For more information, please refer to the FAQs for both retailers and shoppers. The proposed Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law is available here.



Image credit: Jorge Gamboa, Bicébé 2017



Plastic Bag Reduction Local Law

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.