The NSW government has created legislation which bans businesses and community groups from supplying lightweight plastic bags from 1 June 2022. The ban was extended on 1 November 2022, to include single-use plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, bowls and plates as well as expanded polystyrene food service items, like cups and hamburger containers, single-use plastic cotton buds, and rinse-off personal care products containing plastic microbeads.
Info for businesses and community organisations
Visit Plastics Ban NSW for info on how the single-use plastic phase-outs impact you, the assistance available and alternatives to single-use plastics.
Resources on the plastics ban for businesses and community organisations, including translated posters and brochures.
Watch our information video on the single-use plastics ban
'Let's Stop it and Swap it' promotional resources
Some plastic items are currently exempt from the bans.
Stop It and Swap It!
Our campaign is all about how to stop using plastic and swap it for something reusable and more sustainable.
Plastics Action Plan
The NSW Government is encouraging people to swap single-use plastic items for reusable and sustainable alternatives and reduce the impact plastics have on the environment.