Plastic phase outs - guidance for industry
The NSW Government is banning the supply of some problematic and single-use plastic items from 2022.
What is plastic?
Our plastic definition guidance helps suppliers identify which materials are plastics.
Plastic definition guidance (PDF 266KB)
If your item contains plastic, it may be subject to bans from 1 November 2022.
Banned plastic items and single-use guidance
The EPA has issued the following guidance to help suppliers to identify if their products are banned plastic items, and whether they are considered to be 'single-use':
- fact sheet (PDF 599KB) – outlines which types of plastic items are subject to the bans
- guidance for single-use food service ware items (PDF 1.3MB)– helps businesses determine whether a plastic item is single-use.
Some criteria come into force progressively over the next 18 months to help suppliers in the transition.
Single-use plastic guidance for industry (food service ware items)
This guidance is intended to assist suppliers to assess whether a food service ware item listed under the NSW Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021 is likely to be a ‘single-use’ item, and therefore banned.
Fact sheet to help identify banned plastic items Plastic Reduction Circular Economy Act 2021
The NSW Government is banning the supply of some problematic and single-use plastic items from 2022. This guide is to help suppliers to identify if their products are banned plastic items.