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Ban on Single Use Plastic Promotional Film

Published on Tuesday, 26 March 2024 at 10:54:43 AM

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has asked DLGSC to advise local governments of changes to ban the outdoor use of single-use plastic promotional film for short term applications from June 2024.

Plastics have become part of our everyday life. They are inexpensive, convenient and used in many applications. However, the single-use nature of many of these plastics contributes to a wasteful, take-make-dispose economy.

The ban will support measures to create more sustainable, plastic-free communities as part of Western Australia’s Plan for Plastics.

It will apply to soft plastic film commonly used for advertising and during elections that usually ends up in landfill.

Forms of plastic promotional film not included in the ban are:

  • indoor use of plastic promotional film, commonly used as signage for sales in large display containers or bins
  • health and safety bunting like police tape
  • heavier more durable plastics used in canvas signage, typically with reinforcement points that are tied up with rope or cable ties
  • woven plastic mesh signage and wraps

Find the fact sheet attached.