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Question Without Notice No. 1290 asked in the Legislative Council on 4 December 2018 by Hon Simon O’Brien

Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

RE-USABLE PLASTIC BAGS — BAN

1290. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Minister for Environment:

What plans does the government have to ban the use of re-usable plastic bags?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

As the member would be aware, from 1 July this year, we obviously brought in a ban on single-use plastic bags with 35 microns or less. I and my ministerial colleagues will be meeting on Friday over east to discuss a future phase-out of single-use plastic. At this stage, there is no plan, but there will be a conversation about those heavier bags and what we might do with them in years to come.