Time running out to have say on WA plastic bag ban

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WEST Australians have less than a week to comment on the State’s plastic bag ban, due to start on July 1.

To date, about 2500 people have responded with 88 per cent in support of a ban on lightweight single-use plastic bags.

Submissions close on Friday March 9.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said workshops and meetings had taken place from Broome to Albany to help shoppers and retailers prepare for the ban.

“By reducing the waste we send to landfill, we can generate significant economic opportunities for West Australians – recycling 10,000 tonnes of waste creates three times more jobs than sending the same amount of waste to landfill,” he said.

“These initiatives give the community an opportunity to be part of efforts to reduce the impact of plastic bags, and other waste and litter on our environment.”

Lodge a submission by email to plasticbagban@dwer.wa.gov.au.

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