Have your say on the next plastics to be banned in the Australian Capital Territory.
The ACT Government has requested public feedback on adding further items to the ban on single-use plastics. Public feedback closes on 8 December 2022.
This is our chance to get rid of thick plastic bags and plastic takeaway containers for good! These plastics are difficult to recycle, commonly found in waterways and are very dangerous for wildlife like turtles and seabirds.
It’s also our chance to demand the ACT Government close the loophole that allows mass balloon releases to endanger wildlife.
Which plastic items is the ACT proposing to ban?
The ACT Government is proposing to ban the following items on 1 July 2023:
- plastic microbeads
- expanded polystyrene products and packaging
- single-use plastic takeaway containers
- single-use plastic plates and bowls
- all heavyweight plastic bags (including plastic lined paper bags)
These plastics will only be banned if the public supports it! Use our simple submission form to show your support for banning other plastics like thick plastic bags today.