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A letter from David Templeman
Wed, 12 Jan 2022
The McGowan Labor Government is serious about reducing the impact of plastics on our planet – that’s why we’ve fast-tracked our Plan for Plastics by four years.
1 January 2022 marked an important date in our fight against single-use plastics, with plastic plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, stirrers, straws, thick plastic bags, polystyrene food containers, and helium balloon releases to be phased out. There will be transition period with a focus on educating community and businesses.
As a group that does fantastic work protecting our local community, I wanted to let you know about this fantastic milestone in rolling out our plan.
Stage Two of the plan, now to be completed by the end of 2022, includes the phasing out of plastic barrier/produce bags, cotton buds with plastic shafts, polystyrene packaging, microbeads and oxo-degradable plastics. Takeaway coffee cups and lids with single-use plastic materials have also been added to the Plan for Plastics and will be phased out in stage two. Consumers and businesses will be able to use alternative environmentally friendly takeaway cups and lids.
Our Plan for Plastics builds on other important initiatives in this space, including Containers for Change, WA’s new container deposit scheme. If you’ve not yet investigated how Containers for Change might help your group to fundraise, I’d encourage you to visit www.containersforchange.com.au/wa/fundraising
To find out more about our Plan for Plastics, please visit www.wa.gov.au/service/environment/business-and-community-assistance/western-australias-plan-plastics
I am so proud that the McGowan Labor Government is setting WA on a path to becoming a plastic-free leader in Australia. Thank you again for the important role you play in protecting and preserving our environment and all the best for 2022.
David Templeman MLA
Member for Mandurah
A: 4 Sutton Street, Mandurah WA 6210
PA: PO Box 1509, Mandurah WA 6210
T: (08) 9581 3944 | E: David.Templeman@mp.wa.gov.au
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