Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment

Closed 4 Dec 2020

Opened 10 Nov 2020

Overview

Decision

The Government has decided to phase out certain hard-to-recycle plastics and six single-use items. 
 

Read about the plastic items being phased out 
 

The decision follows widespread public support 

The Government consulted the public on its plastic phase-out proposals in 2020.

We received close to 8,000 submissions during the consultation. Most were in support of the proposals.

There was a good level of response from the general public, affected businesses, environmental and community groups, and local government agencies.

The summary of submissions and individual submissions will be published soon.

Related information

Read more about the consultation proposals by following the links at the bottom of this page.