Enforcement of the government’s ban on single-use plastic bags will begin in a few days.

CEO of the National Environment and Planning Agency, NEPA, Peter Knight, made the disclosure on Cliff Hughes Online today.

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The ban came into effect on January 1 this year. Government Senator, Matthew Samuda, says the administration will be rolling out its multi-million dollar plastic bottle deposit refund scheme in the first quarter of this year.

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Senator Samuda says he estimates that the ban which came into effect on January 1 this year has already prevented a significant number of plastic bags from entering the waste stream.

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Senator Samuda says the government is moving to provide compensation to businesses affected by the ban.

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