What you need to know about Plastic
On September 9 2020, the South Australian Parliament passed the Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Act 2020. This legislation is the first of its kind in Australia and a positive step towards avoiding waste.
From 1 March 2021, single-use plastic straws, cutlery and stirrers will be prohibited from the sale, supply or distribution in South Australia. These single-use items can be replaced with reusable and compostable alternatives.
Exemptions will apply for single-use plastic straws.
From 1 March 2022, expanded polystyrene cups, bowls plates and clamshell containers will also be prohibited from sale, supply or distribution in South Australia.
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An exemption allows for the sale, supply and distribution of single-use plastic straws for people with a disability or medical needs. Further information on exemptions can be found HERE
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