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Which plastic shopping bags are being phased out

Single-use plastic shopping bags under 70 microns in thickness will be phased out in New Zealand on 1 July 2019 when regulations come into force. This page has photos of single-use plastic shopping bags that wil be banned and those that will not. 

Examples of single-use plastic shopping bags included in the phase out

These are under 70 microns in thickness.

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35 micron plastic bags

Examples of shopping bags not being phased out

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paper bag with handlespaper bag without handles

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Examples of reusable shopping bags

Find out more

Find out more about the phase out 

Reviewed:
17/04/19