‘Single-use plastics’ to be phased out in Australia from 2025 include plastic utensils and straws

‘Single-use plastics’ to be phased out in Australia from 2025 include plastic utensils and straws

The Guardian

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National agreement on the types of plastics covered by the ban should provide businesses with certainty and ease consumer confusion

Plastic cutlery and straws are among the types of single-use plastics to be phased out in Australia from 2025 under a plan to reduce plastic waste.

A national meeting of environment ministers on Thursday confirmed the phase-out would cover eight types of “problematic and unnecessary” plastic waste: lightweight plastic bags; plastic misleadingly labelled “degradable”; plastic utensils and stirrers; plastic straws; polystyrene food containers; polystyrene consumer goods packaging; and microbeads in personal care products.

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