Australia produces around 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste each year – about 84% of which is sent to landfill. About 130,000 tonnes of this leaks into the marine environment.

Single use plastic bans

what's it all about?

Single use plastics are having a huge impact on our planet. Clogging up our waterways, mistaken as food by our wildlife and ending up as
micro-plastics in our own drinking water. Microplastics have been found in every corner of the planet from Mount Everest to the Mariana Trench and increasingly in human blood. The prevalence of plastic waste in our world is staggering and it NEVER breaks down. The first piece of plastic ever created is still on the planet somewhere. It might be really small, but it still exists.

It’s no surprise that governments all over the world are busy creating legislation to reduce the plastic in our products and ban single-use plastics altogether. Australia is taking action by implementing state-based bans increasing over the coming years - all working towards significantly reducing the problematic plastic use in Australia by 2025.

As each state has different bans and different implementation dates, it gets a bit confusing. To help, we have created this table to help you better understand and even plan ahead for your location.

NOTE: Australia’s Environment Ministers have identified eight priority plastics for industry to phase out nationally by 2025, although this is understood to be voluntary. These are lightweight plastic bags; plastic products misleadingly termed as ‘degradable’; plastic straws; plastic utensils and stirrers; expanded polystyrene (EPS) consumer food containers; EPS consumer goods packaging (loose fill and moulded); and microbeads in personal health care products. The Commonwealth Government has also committed to oversee a phase out of PVC packaging labels by December 2022. In addition to the plastics listed above, some jurisdictions are also banning other plastics such as balloon sticks, balloon ties, and pre-packaged cutlery/ straws (i.e. on juice boxes). Helium balloon releases have also been formally banned in QLD, VIC & WA. Information gathered from


Reducing plastic waste

our commitment

It’s obvious that it’s time for Australians to rethink our use of plastic. We don't believe the responsibility for reducing plastic waste lies on the head of the consumer. Because of this, we are working to solve the problem further up the food chain and trying to eliminate plastic from the source. We are committed to supplying products and solutions that are not only plastic free, but home compostable.

our solutions

Instead of seeking an alternative that requires Australian specific
certification but still isn’t quite right for our environment we have stood by our mission and expanded our range into true eco-friendly options.

we're here for you

To ensure you are informed of all of the relevant legislation about the single use plastics bans in each state, we have hired a sustainability officer who is on hand to keep you informed as the legislations are implemented. If you require any further information surrounding the legislation, feel free to contact us.