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Single-use Plastic FAQs - Exemptions

Exemptions

  • 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.