As our knowledge of the environmental impacts of plastic has increased, so has the demand for sustainable alternatives. A common response from many businesses has been to switch from plastic packaging to paper packaging.
On the surface, it’s easy to assume that plastic packaging (including straws) are bad whilst paper alternatives are good (environmentally speaking). However, the truth is not that simple.
Let’s take a closer look.
If you’re a cafe owner in Australia right now, you might be scratching your head trying to sift through the rapidly changing information about which single-use plastic items can and cannot be used in your State or Territory.
Keep reading for a thorough list of the recent and upcoming Australian bans on single-use plastics by State and Territory.