Plastic straws, cotton buds with plastic sticks, oxo-degradable plastics to be banned in Canberra

Alex Crowe
By Alex Crowe
Updated May 23 2022 - 8:28am, first published 8:00am
The Fish Shack business manager Virvia Lilanuary said customers expected sustainable packaging at the vegan cafe in the city. Picture: Keegan Carroll

Plastic straws will be among new waste items banned in Canberra from July 1, as the ACT transitions further away from a reliance on single-use plastics.

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Alex Crowe

Alex Crowe

Science and Environment Reporter

Alex covers science and environment issues, with a focus on local Canberra stories. alex.crowe@austcommunitymedia.com.au