Plan for Plastics - Stage 2 regulations - consultation survey for businesses

Closed 18 Nov 2022

Opened 23 Sep 2022


On 13 June 2021 the State Government announced Western Australia’s Plan for Plastics.

The plan includes introducing regulations to ban single-use plastic items in a two-stage approach. Stage 1 regulations came into effect on 1 January 2022.

The scope of the proposed Stage 2 regulations includes: barrier/produce bags, EPS packaging, EPS cups, takeaway coffee cups/lids, microbeads, cotton buds with plastic shafts, lids for takeaway bowls/cups/food containers, and oxo-degradable plastics.   

This survey's questions are designed for busineses in retail, supplier, manufacturer and producer sectors.

If you are responding as an individual community member or from a community organisation or government agency perspective, there are other surveys set up which will be a better fit. We recommend you close this survey and return to the consultation home page here to choose another survey option.

Why your views matter

The State Government's preference is to introduce a State-wide ban for these plastic products. Further information about the reasons and design of the ban is provided in the consultation document here

We invite stakeholders from all sectors to respond to this survey as one way to provide feedback on the proposed regulations. Individual responses to this survey will be kept confidential.

Written submissions may also be sent to or in hardcopy to Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Prime House, Locked Bag 10, Joondalup DC, Western Australia, 6919. 

If you would like to attend a Stage 2 online information session, you can register here.  

All feedback is highly valued and will be considered.

What happens next

Once consultation has closed on November 18, 2022, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation will assess all feedback and provide to the Minster for Environment, Climate Change for their consideration. 

A finalised policy will then be delivered by February 2023. 

Any policy and regulation implementation introduced as a result of this process will be support with extensive programs and engagement. 


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