Plastics

The supply of some single-use plastics are now being phased-out in NSW. Find out more and whether any exemptions apply to you.

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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.

Find out more

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Resources

Visit Plastics Ban NSW for resources on the plastics ban for businesses and community organisations, including translated posters and brochures.

Go to resources

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Exemptions

Some plastic items are exempt from the bans where this is no safe alternative reusable item. This includes items for medical reasons.

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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.

Register your plastics.

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Stop It and Swap It!

Our campaign is all about how to stop using plastic and swap it for something reusable and more sustainable.

Learn more.

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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.

Read about our actions.

Plastics ban news and media releases

From the EPA