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WASTE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING REGULATION 2023 - REG 28

Banned plastic shopping bags—Act, s 99B

28 Banned plastic shopping bags—Act, s 99B

(1) For section 99B (1) (b) of the Act , a carry bag with handles is prescribed to be a banned plastic shopping bag if—
(a) the carry bag is made, in whole or part, of plastic film (whether or not the plastic is degradable) that has a thickness of 35 microns or more; and
(b) for a carry bag made of non-compostable plastic—the carry bag contains less than 80% recycled plastic content; and
(c) the carry bag is not of a size and durability that would allow it to be used to carry 10kg of goods at least 125 times, as tested by a standardised test related to the reusability, durability and endurance of the carry bag.
(2) In this section—

"AS 5810" see section 99GB of the Act .

"non-compostable plastic" means plastic that is not compostable under AS 4736 or AS 5810.



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