Single-use plastics could be banned under ACT Government proposal


Coffee cups, plastic cutlery, takeaway containers and cotton buds could all be saved from the scrapheap if the ACT Government puts its foot down on single-use plastics.

• Government set to respond to review of plastic bag ban
• A range of single-use plastics could be ditched
• Proposed ban would follow South Australia

City Services Minister Chris Steel proposed banning all single-use plastics, acknowledging that plastic bags were only the tip of the trash heap.

"Plastic bags make up less than one per cent of rubbish going into landfill in the ACT," he said.

"We think looking at a ban is a good approach, but of course we want to hear from business and the community about how we best do that."

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