Single-Use Plastics Ban - South Australia


You must not sell, supply or distribute the following prohibited plastic products in the course of carrying out your business:

  • single-use plastic drinking straws
  • single-use plastic cutlery
  • single-use plastic beverage stirrers
  • expanded polystyrene cups, bowls, plates or clamshell containers
  • oxo-degradable plastic products.

Oxo-degradable plastic products are those that have additives which accelerate the fragmentation of the material into smaller pieces or microplastics.

Exceptions to this ban comprise:

  • selling, supplying or distributing single-use plastic straws to people with a disability or medical reason
  • pre-packaged and attached prohibited plastic products, such as single-use plastic straws attached to juice or milk boxes to be excluded from the list of prohibited items.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Administering agency

Environment Protection Authority

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