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Single-use problematic plastics in South Australia

South Australia is taking action to eliminate single-use problematic plastics.

Selected single-use plastic items are already banned in SA, and further regulations are proposed to roll out across three phases from 2023 to 2025.

We are here to help you under the legislation, what items are banned, and what your sustainable alternatives are. 

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Sustainable packaging from Detpak ahead of single-use plastic bans in South Australia

Detpak worked with packaging distributor Northland to help them prepare for upcoming bans.

"To assist our customers in preparing for stage two SA single-use plastic bans, we introduced a range of sugarcane and board packaging from Detpak. The packaging helped us service a variety of needs across cuisines, while also providing more sustainable options."
Keith Ryan - Northland Distributors

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Your sustainable options

Sale ECO-PRODUCTS® 24/32/40oz PLA FLAT NOODLE SUGARCANE BOWL LID

Item: V020S0064

AUD 94.61* AUD 126.15* / Carton (400) | AUD 0.24 EA

REGULAR SNACK ENDURA BOX

Item: M274S0001

AUD 68.65* / Carton (200) | AUD 0.34 EA

REGULAR SNACK ENDURA BOX

Item: M274S0010

AUD 42.24* / Carton (200) | AUD 0.21 EA

BURGER ENDURA BOX

Item: M458S0010

AUD 37.69* / Carton (250) | AUD 0.15 EA

FAMILY DINNER ENDURA BOX

Item: M304S0010

AUD 49.40* / Carton (100) | AUD 0.49 EA

Sale #1 ENDURA TRAY

Item: M393S0010

AUD 34.04* AUD 45.38* / Carton (500) | AUD 0.07 EA

Sale #2 ENDURA TRAY

Item: M384S0010

AUD 29.29* AUD 39.05* / Carton (240) | AUD 0.12 EA

#3 ENDURA TRAY

Item: M279S0010

AUD 49.63* / Carton (400) | AUD 0.12 EA

Sale #5 ENDURA TRAY

Item: M467S0010

AUD 21.12* AUD 28.16* / Carton (100) | AUD 0.21 EA

SA Legislation Explained

South Australia is a national leader in sustainability and was the first state to enforce a ban against single-use plastic lightweight checkout style bags in 2009. SA was also the first state to roll out statewide bans against additional single-use plastic products, with legislation coming into effect from 1 March 2021.

Items already banned

From 1 March 2021:

  • Single-use plastic cutlery
  • Single-use plastic straws and beverage stirrers
  • This includes items made from fossil fuel origins and plant extract (PLA or CPLA).  

From 1 March 2022:

  • All plastic products labelled ‘oxo-degradable’
  • Expanded polystyrene (EPS) food and beverage service items 

Items proposed to be banned

From 1 September 2023:

  • Single-use plastic bowls and plates
  • Plastic stemmed cotton buds
  • Plastic pizza savers

From 1 September 2024:

  • Plastic produce bags
  • Thick supermarket bags
  • Other EPS consumer food and beverage containers
  • EPS trays
  • Single-use plastic cold cups and lids
  • Single-use plastic coffee cups and lids
  • Plastic confetti
  • Plastic balloon sticks
  • Plastic bread tags
  • Single-use plastic food containers and lids
Hand holding single-use plastic straws at the beach.
RecycleMe cup with paper endura straw.

From 1 September 2025:

  • Plastic fruit stickers
  • Plastic soy sauce fish
  • Pre-packaged and attached products 

Exemptions

Individuals with a disability or medical need for using plastic straws are exempt from the ban.

Enforcement & Penalties

The Environment Protection Authority will enforce the legislation in South Australia.

Find out what penalties apply in South Australia, here.

 

Head back to the Single-use Problematic Plastics in Australia home page, here.

Contact us about moving to Towards 2025 compliant packaging, here.

Browse our range of legislative compliant packaging, here.

Note: information provided is current as at 10 February 2023 and is subject to legislative changes. 

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