Plan for Plastics - Stage 2 regulations - consultation survey for individual community members

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

Stage 2 regulations are now in effect and include the ban of:

  • produce bags
  • expanded plastic packaging
  • expanded plastic cups
  • coffee cups/lids
  • microbeads
  • cotton buds with plastic stems
  • lids for bowls/cups/take-away food containers
  • degradable plastics. 

Consultation for Stage 2 included the publication of a consultation regulatory impact statement along with online surveys and online workshops.

Stage 2 includes staggered enforcement timeframes for specified items, ranging from September 2023 to July 2025.

More information can be found on the department’s website.


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