If you are a retailer, you must not provide a prohibited plastic bag to a customer as a means of carrying goods they purchased, or will purchase. A plastic shopping bag:
- has a body that contains polyethylene with a thickness of less than 35 microns
- has handles.
This ban does not apply to:
- a biodegradable bag
- a plastic bag that forms an integral part of the packaging of the goods being purchased
- barrier bags for fruit and vegetables.