Exemptions Under The Single-Use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Act 2020

Exemptions Under The Single-Use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Act 2020
  • Single-Use Plastics

Exemptions Under The Single-Use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Act 2020

This document provides explanatory information on exemptions under the Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Act 2020 (the SUP Act).

The exemptions are implemented through regulations under the SUP Act - the Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Regulations 2021.

Exemptions under the SUP Act have been identified for the following purposes:

  • Single-use plastic drinking straws for disability or medical needs
  • Single-use plastic spoons for clinical purposes 
  • Pre-packed and attached products
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