Single Use Plastics Ban
A number of single-use plastic items have been or will be banned from sale or supply across all states in Australia.
These items are listed under details below and include single-use plastic drinking straws, cutlery and plates, as well as polystyrene food service and drink containers.
As a seller on MyDeal, you are obliged to comply with the requirements set out in the bans and ensure products covered by the bans are not offered for sale or supply. Failure to meet the requirements of the bans may result in suspension of offering products or your store, or termination of your store account from MyDeal.
What’s covered by the ban?
Single use plastics include not limited to plastic:
- plastic drinking straws
- cutlery including knives, forks, spoons, chopsticks, food picks and sporks
- plastic plates/bowls
- plastic drink stirrers and sticks
- cotton bud sticks
- plastic cups
- plastic-lined coffee cups
- plastic takeaway containers
- plastic shopping bags
- plastic produce bags
- degradable / oxo-degradable plastics
- expanded polystyrene food service items and drink containers. This includes expanded polystyrene plates, cups, bowls, clam shells and any cover or lid that is also made from expanded polystyrene.
Sellers are advised to ensure they are up to date with all single use plastics bans from each state.
What’s required by the bans?
Businesses and organisations must not sell, supply, distribute or provide any of the banned single-use plastic items.
Understand your obligations
You must familiarise yourself with the requirements of the bans. For more information, see here.
Ensure your products on MyDeal meet the requirements
You must ensure you check your currently selling products, and ensure you do not offer any products that are covered by the bans. This means you must check each product and ensure that those that do not comply are not sold on MyDeal.
Selling products that do not comply with mandatory standards or bans is a breach of our Policies and our Seller terms and Conditions. Any sellers that fail to ensure they are compliant with the bans, or any other legal or safety requirements risk being banned from selling any products on MyDeal.