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Single-use Plastic Bans

We've got you covered.

Australia and New Zealand are taking action against single-use problematic plastics. 

New legislation came into effect throughout 2023, with further bans expected as the Toward 2025 National Packaging Targets approach. Legislation and compliant options differ state by state and region to region. We're staying ahead of legislative changes, so you can feel confident we've got you covered. Our easy-to-use ANZ Single-use Plastic Bans Summary outlines the bans you need to be aware of on a state by state basis. Rest assured, our extensive range of recyclable and compostable solutions offer alternatives suitable for your location.

We make responsible choices, to make your choice easy.

Download ANZ Single-use Plastic Bans Summary

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Australia Towards 2025

Single-use problematic plastics (SUPPs) are a topical issue nationwide as states and territories begin to roll our legislation enforcing bans against particular types of plastics. 

Australia has made commitments to the Towards 2025 national packaging targets outlined by the Australian Packaging Covenant (APCO). 

Ultimately, we are working towards achieving these targets with an overarching goal of reducing plastic waste pollution and protecting our wildlife and marine life. 

  • 100% of all Australia's packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025 or earlier
  • 70% of Australia's plastic packaging will be recycled or composted by 2025
  • 50% average recycled content will be included across all packaging by 2025
  • Phase out problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging (SUPP)

PaperPak's Commitment

When made from quality, sustainable raw materials, paper bags offer equal or better strength than their plastic equivalents.

These bags have multiple end-of-life options - this means they won't contribute to environmental damage, making them a truly sustainable solution when sourced from an ethical manufacturer. 

Our range of recycled carry bags are the most environmentally friendly choice. These bags are made in Australia from recycled paper fibre and are completely recyclable, compostable, and strong. 

Please get in contact if you would like to discuss specific plans for your brand or if you need any further information regarding legislative changes.


Paper bag handles types

Recycled #40 Flat Fold Handle Bag

Item: C830S0009

AUD 108.25 / Carton (250) | AUD 0.43 EA

Best Seller Recycled #75 Flat Fold Handle Bag

Item: C858S0009

AUD 108.13 / Carton (200) | AUD 0.54 EA

C598S0010A_PAPERPAK_#22SH_MEDIUM_PAPER_TWIST_HANDLE_BAG_RECYCLED_02_DS Recycled #22 Short Paper Twist Handle Bag

Item: C598S0009

AUD 107.54 / Carton (200) | AUD 0.54 EA

C210S0010C__PAPERPAK_#18_LARGE_PAPER_TWIST_HANDLE_BAG_RECYCLED_03_DS Recycled #18 Sydney Paper Twist Handle Bag

Item: C210S0009

AUD 100.70 / Carton (200) | AUD 0.50 EA

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