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Single-use Plastic FAQs - Exemptions


  • Accessing Plastic Straws

    Single-use plastic drinking straws will continue to be available for members of the community who rely on these for disability or health needs. 

    CLICK HERE to find suppliers who stock suitable straws.


  • Single-use product 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.

    For further information on the exemptions, see 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.