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Australia Is Set to Phase Out a Range of Single-Use Plastic Items Nationwide By 2025 – Concrete Playground



In Australia’s ongoing war on waste, different states have been implementing different bans and schemes at different times. That includes scrapping single-use plastic bags, bringing in container deposit schemes, and ditching straws, plastic cutlery and other disposable items — with the details and timing changing depending on where in the country you live.

Single-use plastic bags were banned in Queensland in 2018 and Victoria in 2019, for instance, with NSW signalling its intention to do the same in the future. When it comes to container deposit schemes, NSW brought one in 2017, Queensland did in 2018 and Victoria’s is set to start in 2023. And, after South Australia became Australia’s first state to ban single-use plastics earlier…

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