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Food businesses urged to prepare for plastic bag ban

The National Retail Association is urging food retailers to start preparing now for the state-wide plastic bag ban that will be implemented on July 1 2018. The ban will apply to all retailers – not only supermarkets – including food businesses such as butchers, convenience stores, and takeaway restaurants. NRA Manager for Industry Policy David…


The risks of using ‘barely compliant’ bags

Technically, after the ban comes into effect on 1 July, you can supply customers with a plastic singlet bag which is 36 microns thick, however the NRA strongly recommends that you consider alternative options due to the risks involved in using bags that are ‘barely compliant’.   Inconsistent thickness The current legislation bans all plastic…

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Supermarkets commit to phasing out more plastic

Today supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths announced they are stepping up their war on plastic, introducing new targets to slash the amount of wrapping on fresh fruit and vegetables as well as tackling food waste. The retailers committed to going further than their previous announcements to ditch single-use plastic bags in response to demands from…