South Australia has long been a leader in waste management and sustainable packaging reform, being the first state in Australia to ban the bag back in 2009 and first to implement a container deposit scheme.
Other Australian states are looking at similar initiatives, with the Australian Capital Territory is anticipated to bring out a similar bill this year, and New South Wales and Western Australia have completed public consultation in this area.
New Zealand, too, has made a recent announcement, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowing to phase out a number of single-use plastic products as part of her zero waste policy, if Labour is voted back in at the next election.
And it is not just governments making a change, with a report from Nielsen last year finding 73% of global consumers would be open to changing their consumption habits to reduce their impact on the environment.
So what does this mean for retail packaging?