Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment

Closed 4 Dec 2020

Opened 10 Nov 2020

Results updated 18 Aug 2021

Thank you to all who made a submission. We received close to 8,000 submissions during the consultation. Most were in support of the proposals.

Read the summary of submissions

Individual Submissions


Published responses

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The Government has decided to phase out certain hard-to-recycle plastics and six single-use items. The decision follows widespread public support.

Read about the plastic items being phased out 

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

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