Single-use plastics like straws and cutlery are now banned in South Australia
Steps towards eliminating single-use plastics
In promising news, retail giant Coles has announced last week that it'll stop selling single-use plastic tableware, taking all such products off its shelves by the middle of the year. South Australia's legislation banning single use plastics came into effect yesterday, on 1 March 2021.
Queensland is also on the path to scrapping single-use plastic items, with a bill currently under consideration and a start date of September 1 mooted if the legislation is enacted. Over in Western Australia, it's working towards a 2023 date to start phasing out plastic plates, cutlery, stirrers, straws, thick plastic bags and polystyrene food containers.
Victoria is following suit.
There has never been a better time to get ahead of the game and stock up on reusable utensils. We are proud to be part of the story.