Single Use Plastic Ban

NSW Single-use plastic ban

Single Use Plastic Bans
Single Use Plastic Bans

NSW Single-use plastic ban came into effect on 1 June. From 1 November a whole range of single-use plastic items will be banned in NSW. This should dramatically reduce the amount of plastic found on our beaches and in our parks. The ban builds on the existing ban of single-use plastic bags to include the following:

  • single-use plastic cutlery, stirrers, straws, plates and bowls 
  • expanded polystyrene (EPS) food service items (including EPS clamshells, cups, plates and bowls) 
  • single-use plastic cotton buds
  • certain rinse-off personal care products like face and body cleaners, exfoliants and masks, containing plastic microbeads 

There is more information here for businesses including how to dispose of existing stock with Great Plastic Rescue.