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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 
#food
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 
#retail
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

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Retailers ready themselves for WA plastic bag ban

The National Retail Association is urging retailers across Western Australia to ensure that they are ready ahead of the state-wide ban on lightweight plastic bags that comes into effect on 1 July 2018. The ban will apply to retailers throughout Western Australia that currently supply lightweight plastic shopping bags to their customers. NRA Manager of…

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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…

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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…