Single-use straws accessibility
Exemptions allow for the continued sale, supply and distribution of single-use plastic straws for people with a disability or medical need. Further information on exemptions can be found here.
What about attached products?
The government has acknowledged that single-use plastic straws attached to products, such as straws attached to beverage containers or cutlery like spoons that are provided already attached to packaging will take a longer time to transition to alternatives. Therefore, an there is a current exemption to exclude ‘pre-packaged and attached products’ from the legislation. Further information on exemptions can be found here.