Western Australia plans to phase out single-use plastic plates, cutlery, stirrers, straws, thick plastic bags, polystyrene food containers and helium balloons by 2023. Polystyrene packaging and other plastics will be phased out in the future (post-2023).
The ACT is set to ban single-use cutlery, drink stirrers and polystyrene takeaway food and beverage containers from the 1st of July 2021. In 2022, this list will be expanded to include single-use straws, barrier bags for fruit and vegetables and products made from oxo-degradable plastic.
New South Wales, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory have made NO commitments to ban single-use plastics as states, however, Hobart was the first Australian city to ban single-use plastics.