State Wide Ban On Plastic Bags

Published on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 at 9:03:16 AM

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is encouraging local business and the community to prepare for the plastic bag ban that will come into effect from 1 July 2018. 

The Environmental Protection (Plastic Bags) Regulations 2018  places a ban on lightweight plastic bags. A lightweight plastic bag is defined as having a thickness of 35 microns or less, with handles including those that are degradable, biodegradable and compostable.

To assist retailers to make the necessary business changes and rundown existing stocks, there is a transitional period until 31 December 2018.

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