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Accessing plastic straws

Single-use plastic drinking straws will continue to be available for those considered a designated person under the Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Act 2020 – that is, members of the community who rely on these for disability or health needs. 

You should not purchase single-use plastic straws if you are not:

  • considered a designated person under the Act
  • acting on the behalf of a designated person.

Purchasing straws

To purchase suitable straws online, visit:

To purchase suitable straws in-store, visit your nearest National Pharmacies store.