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Question Without Notice No. 1064 asked in the Legislative Council on 1 December 2021 by Hon Tjorn Sibma

Minister responding: Hon A. Sanderson
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 1 December 2021

SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

1064. Hon TJORN SIBMA to the minister representing the Minister for Environment:

I refer to those categories of single-use and disposable plastics that will be banned by the end of this year under stage 1 of the minister's fast-tracked Western Australia's Plan for Plastics.

(1) Which specific supply chain issues have retailers and suppliers identified to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation as requiring ''consideration''?

(2) Will this ''consideration'' extend to revising the date on which the ban on single-use plastic cups, bowls, thick plastic bags and plastic-lined plates comes into effect?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Environment.

(1) The supply chain issues relate to availability of alternatives as a result of COVID-19.

(2) These items remain in stage 1 of the Plan for Plastics, which will commence on 1 January 2022.