The NSW Government has committed to banning certain problematic single-use plastics in 2022 and from 1 June 2022 the supply of lightweight plastic bags will be banned in NSW.
Why is NSW doing this? On 16 November 2021, the NSW Government passed the Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021. This legislation delivers on the government’s commitment to ban certain problematic plastics, such as single-use plastics and to address the problem of plastic waste.
Input from over 16,000 people helped develop this legislation and the related NSW Plastics Action Plan. Support for action on plastic waste was widespread with 98% supporting a phase out of single-use plastics.
To help inform our community, Council will hold Living Sustainably Workshops on single use plastic bans:
- Single use plastic ban for businesses, online Monday, 20 June 2022 from 3pm to 5pm bookings essential www.eventbrite.com.au/e/plastic-free-living-free-online-workshop-for-hawkesbury-businesses-tickets-317354976277
- Single use plastic ban for residents, online Monday, 27 June 2022 from 6:30 to 7:30pm bookings essential www.eventbrite.com.au/e/plastic-free-living-free-online-workshop-for-hawkesbury-residents-tickets-333375644527