Under the legislation – which is to be drafted this year and put before parliament in 2020 - South Australia would become the first state to ban single-use plastics, with a prohibition on straws, cutlery and other items from 2020.
In an interview with ABC, Marshall told the publication that "At first, we will look at products including plastic straws, cutlery and stirrers, with items such as takeaway polystyrene containers and cups next,"
The announcement comes just months after the City of Hobart in Tasmania announced a city-wide ban on all single-use plastics by 2020, in March this year – making it the first capital city to do so.
It’s a timely announcement by The South Australian MP, as this month is Plastic-Free July, an imitative that aims to encourage people to use less plastic and make the swap to greener options.
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