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Instagram post 2191126884980212052_8064203449 Big thanks to Joshua @glengarry_coffee_house  who supports the elimination of single use plastic bags in his business and for owning his impact on the environment.  Great work!

#ownyourimpactwa 
#bagbanwa 
#national_retail_association 
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Instagram post 2191123629764059154_8064203449 Diane at The Oven Door Bakery has eliminated single use plastic bags forever & now uses printed cloth bags.  Fabulous work!
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#glengarryshoppingcentre 
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Instagram post 2185703503157991479_8064203449 Nadia @bocellisespresso in Perth city has a smile for her customers & is happy to supply paper bags instead of plastic. Good work!
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#national_retail_association 
#forrestchaseperth 
#perthcoffee
Instagram post 2185700329755915675_8064203449 Bree @laveencoffee is going into saving our planet in a big way-  not only using paper bags but recycling coffee lids.  Keep up the great work!
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#national_retail_association 
#ownyourimpactwa 
#rainesquareperth
Instagram post 2185697497443165800_8064203449 Emma @brezelbrothersperth is all for a paper bag for her great pretzel product. Good work!
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#national_retail_association 
#pretzelperth 
#rainesquareperth
Instagram post 2185695070694327545_8064203449 Melissa & Darian @cocolatwa in Raine Square, Perth - thank you for supporting the ban for plastic. Great work guys!
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#national_retail_association 
#coffeecafe 
#rainesquare
Instagram post 2185692055904089632_8064203449 These ladies are from #@tartinetrinity  in the CBD Perth and they
 welcome the change from plastic to paper bags with excitement. Great work!
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#national_retail_association
#perthcbd
#trinityarcadeperth
Instagram post 2185691007588096541_8064203449 Hi there! Meet Luke @meetandbun in Trinity Arcade, Perth to grab an awesome burger served in paper bags & containers.  Well done!
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#national_retail_association 
#perthburgers 
#perthcbd
Instagram post 2180552443267147489_8064203449 Another champion, Anton @verdebrio.myaree  is minimising plastic in his business & has made  a conscious decision by also using glass bottles. Good Work!
#bagbanwa
#national_retail_association 
#myaree 
#ownyourimpactwa
Instagram post 2180549511666974064_8064203449 Zena @soulorigin Belmont is proud to be using paper bags, as she is owning her own impact & also making changes with other sustainable options in this eatery.  Well Done!
#bagbanwa 
#national_retail_association 
#ownyourimpactwa 
#belmontforum
Instagram post 2180545166275761237_8064203449 Ana from #labellepatisserieau - Belmont is all smiles as she delivers her beautiful product to customers in paper bags.
#bagbanwa 
#national_retail_association 
#belmontforum
#ownyourimpactwa
Instagram post 2180542237326174751_8064203449 Dan is from Salsas in Belmont- he is doing a great job supporting the Bag Ban by using only paper bags.
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#national_retail_association 
#belmontforum
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WA container deposit scheme legislation published

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NRA launches January campaign

The NRA will be launching a new campaign from 1 January 2019 to further assist retailers and shoppers through the final transition. The campaign includes: Online video series for YouTube, Facebook & Instagram Ads & banners Factsheets, fliers & media releases Street stencil campaign Human billboards Public engagements with campaign ambassador, Famous Sharron Physical display…

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Questions to ask suppliers

Retailers that are weighing up alternative bag options should firstly consider whether you need to offer a bag at all. If you do continue to supply bags to customers, here’s some questions to assess how sustainable the options are. Materials Is it just one material or a blend of materials? Bags made from a blend…

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City of Fremantle to host bag ban workshop

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South West Times: Businesses given lowdown on plastic bags

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Australia’s first recycled plastic road

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Local government gets behind bag ban

Great to see local governments getting behind the bag ban and providing information to local businesses.   See Bassendean Business website here >

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NRA joins Lindsay Miles for plastic free workshop

Last night, the NRA joined City of Perth and Lindsay Miles to provide advice on reducing plastic use including plastic bags. See future similar events here: https://treadingmyownpath.com/  

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City of Perth joins the fight to reduce plastic pollution

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