1 June 2022
Phase one of the ban will come into force from 1 June 2022, banning the supply of lightweight plastic bags.
Under legislation, a lightweight plastic bag is one with handles that is 35 microns or less in thickness at any part of the bag .
The ban includes lightweight plastic bags made from biodegradable, compostable or bioplastics, including those made from Australian certified compostable plastic.
The ban does not include :
- Barrier bags such as bin liners, human or animal waste bags
- Produce and deli bags
- Bags used to contain medical items (excluding those provided by a retailer to a customer to transport medical items from the store)