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Plastic bag ban

From 1 July 2018, single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags—like the ones you get with groceries and takeaways—are done.

Littered plastic shopping bags often end up in waterways where marine wildlife such as sea turtles and sea birds can swallow, or become entangled in, them.

The impacts of plastic pollution on our environment and marine life are a very real concern, and banning plastic shopping bags (including compostable, degradable and biodegradable plastic shopping bags) will help to reduce the total amount of plastic in the environment.

Find out more about the ban.