One of New Zealand’s top issues now is how we deal with our waste. Ensuring that you and your business are up to date with the development of materials, infrastructure and regulations can be a tough and confusing task.
However, if you are not up to date, then you may be left using illegal products. On the 1st of July 2019 new regulations will be set in place to stop the use of single use retail plastic bags. These changes pose an important question. What can and can’t be used? Here are the important details around the plastic bag ban:
- The phase out will apply to all plastic shopping bags with handles that are made of plastic up to 70 microns in thickness.
- These rules will apply to all retailers regardless of bag type and size.