Plastic bags will be banned in WA from July 1, 2018.
To be more exact, lightweight, single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned in Western Australia from July 1 next year.
Premier Mark McGowan made the announcement this morning alongside Environment Minister Stephen Dawson.
The State-wide ban will bring Western Australia into line with South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory which already have plastic bag bans in place.
Queensland has also vowed to ban the bag from July 1, 2018.
Mr McGowan said that it's an important step for our children's future.
"The number of plastic bags used every year continues to grow and therefore it's time for the State Government to act, in the absence of a national approach. There are alternatives to single-use plastics and we need to move beyond single-use items and promote sustainable futures for our children."
From July 1 next year, WA shoppers will have to explore alternative option.
Written by: @dantheinternut