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Instagram post 2146112103067597062_8064203449 This is Rahul at #cocosfriedchicken in Thornlie he has a tasty menu to eat in or his takeaway is in great support of the bag ban with paper only in his business.  Great job Rahul!
#bagbanwa 
#thornlie 
#national_retail_association 
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Instagram post 2131602693596017175_8064203449 Saffron is an advocate for the environment she is from the Saltwater Fish Bar in Byford offers tote bags for customers and are always looking for more sustainble options. Good work!
#reuseablebag 
#bagbanwa 
#national_retail_association 
#byford
Instagram post 2131598349555406847_8064203449 The Owner, Teaghan @figandivycafe in Byford is all smiles & proud to be plastic bag free in her business. Great Work!
#byford 
#bagbanwa 
#national_retail_association 
#cafe 
#ownyourimpactwa
Instagram post 2131594468976868154_8064203449 Gillian @cartridgeworld is on board with taking plastic bags out of her business. Thank you!
#retail 
#bagbanwa 
#shopping 
#national_retail_association 
#midland 
#reuseablebags
Instagram post 2131591147599867224_8064203449 Tyler from @my_health_market_midland is pro reusable bags & thinks the plastic bag ban is a great start. Thanks for your support.
#retail 
#bagbanwa 
#midland 
#national_retail_association 
#shopping
Instagram post 2131586899449307844_8064203449 The Salvation Army @salvosau in Midland are not shy in supporting WA's bag ban. Good job guys!
#bagbanwa 
#retail 
#shopping 
#midland 
#national_retail_association
Instagram post 2131579852649506148_8064203449 These friendly ladies, Lesley & Connie @therobotbunfactory in Midland have an eye for the future and don't use plastic in their quirky robotic cafe.  Great job ladies!
#bagbanwa 
#midlandcafe 
#national_retail_association 
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Instagram post 2126855284806536290_8064203449 Leanne @schlice_perth doesn't serve her desserts on plastic - she has made then to enjoy on paper tray & bags.  Well done!
#plasticbagban 
#coventrymarkets 
#national_retail_association 
#bagbanwa 
#perth
Instagram post 2126820028401579483_8064203449 This guy Matt @eco.revolution is an Eco Warrior with paper bags, products & workshops. Fantastc Work Matt!
#bagbanwa 
#coventrymarkets 
#national_retail_association 
#morley 
#ownyourimpactwa
Instagram post 2126533131473223009_8064203449 This is Arena @dunnandwalton she is super proud to support the environment.  It is second nature to her, as it has always been her family's view.  Organic, recycle, compost, using glass- Awesome work! Check out the trolley - all the trolleys plastic handles have been replaced with wood.
#ownyourimpactwa 
#retail 
#national_retail_association 
#perth 
#bagbanwa
Instagram post 2126527215457534667_8064203449 Jena & Kyra @grindzeroscarborough  are fully supportive of the plastic bag ban and have a positive ideas towards zero waste. Did u know you if you carry a large paper bag when traveling you have an instant ironing board? Very clever Jena - thanks for the tip!
#ownyourimpactwa 
#bagbanwa 
#scarboroughcafe 
#national_retail_association 
#perth
Instagram post 2126522660191803432_8064203449 Skate in & see Mitch @lividskatecafe  to see that using paper products is easy, easier than learning how to skate maybe? Great job!
#scarboroughcafe 
#bagbanwa 
#national_retail_association
#plasticfree

News & updates

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People ‘eating a credit card’ each week, new study reveals

A new study finds on average people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card. By: Dr Thava Palanisami The analysis No Plastic in Nature: Assessing Plastic Ingestion from Nature to People prepared by Dalberg, based on a study commissioned by WWF and carried…

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WA container deposit scheme legislation published

The WA Government is introducing a container deposit scheme to commence in early 2020. A container deposit scheme allows consumers to take empty beverage containers covered by the scheme to a refund point to receive a refund of 10 cents. The scheme has benefits including reducing litter, increasing recycling, protecting the environment and providing opportunities…

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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

The City of Fremantle has joined with the National Retail Association to host a workshop to assist Fremantle businesses preparing for the state-wide plastic bag ban. Where: PSAS Coffee Bar, 22 Pakenham Street, Fremantle When: 8am Friday 24 August Cost: Free for all retailers All retail businesses – including ‘traditional’ retail, takeaway food, and even…

Poco Loco Cafe barista Jess King with the cafe's extensive selection of eco friendly options. Picture: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

South West Times: Businesses given lowdown on plastic bags

SOURCE: South Western Times. Author: Kate Fielding Bunbury business owners are being urged to bag some information on their responsibilities under the newly introduced ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags. The National Retail Association is in the South West this week giving advice to retailers as the ban continues to be phased in. Several Centrepoint…

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Australia’s first recycled plastic road

Road built with plastic bags and glass in Australian-first Source: Hume City Council Soft plastics from approximately 200,000 plastic bags and packaging, and 63,000 glass bottle equivalents will be diverted from landfill to construct a Victorian road in an Australian-first trial. Downer and Hume City Council have partnered with resource recovery and recycling companies Close…

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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

The City of Perth has joined the Western Australian Government and the National Retail Association in preparing Perth businesses for the state-wide plastic bag ban.   Kathleen Ridgwell, Senior Sustainability Officer for the City of Perth, joined our team on the streets of Perth yesterday to see how businesses were transitioning away from plastic bags.…