Single use plastics bans and the related compliance aspects for food products throughout Australia

Legislation phasing out single-use plastics in New South Wales has now come into effect. The first stage of the ban applies to single-use plastic bags from 1 June 2022. In this article, we explore the impacts on food businesses operating in NSW. As the last Australian State to enact a ban on single-use plastics, we also consider how the NSW laws compare to other Australian State and Territory restrictions on single use plastics usage around Australia.