State government plan to reduce plastic pollution

Probe into plastic pollution.

Probe into plastic pollution.

Plastic bags, polystyrene packaging and plastic microbeads are under the spotlight as the state government prepares to introduce legislation restricting their proliferation.

The Environment and Planning Committee has invited public submissions on the Environment Protection Amendment (Banning Plastic Bags, Packaging and Microbeads) Bill 2016.

If passed, the bill would ban the sale of most plastic bags from September 1 next year.

Submissions can be made until October 21, 2016.

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