The NSW government has created legislation which bans businesses and community groups from supplying lightweight plastic bags from 1 June 2022. The ban will be 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 and the assistance available in the lead-up to the 1 November 2022 bans.
Some plastic items are exempt from the bans where this is no safe alternative reusable item. This includes items for medical reasons.
Help with excess stock
If your business or organisation has left-over stock, don't throw it away. Register it with The Great Plastic Rescue for recycling and remanufacturing.
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.