Council has endorsed a new Single-Use Plastic and Polystyrene Policy (the Policy).
The Policy requires food and beverage serving materials to be either reusable or compostable. Serving materials include plates, bowls, cups, lids, cutlery, straws and food containers, as well as any plastic carry bags.
The Town acknowledges that there may be an impact to event and market stall vendors, lessees and other facility occupants. To assist our affected community in the transition away from single-use plastic and polystyrene, the Town is developing an overarching guidance document.
WA Plastic Free will also be engaged, assisting event and market stall vendors, lessees, community groups make the transition to plastic-free and polystyrene-free alternatives.
From ban will come into effect from 31 December 2019.