This article applies to selling in: Australia

Single-use plastics

Note: All product listings must comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Important: Bans on the supply of single-use plastic products have been enacted in several Australian States and Territories. From March 15, 2022, a new Amazon Policy on single-use plastic products will apply and the categories of single-use plastic products described below will not be permitted to be listed on

Single-use or disposable plastic products are products designed to be used only once, before being disposed of. The plastic products covered by this Amazon policy are items that have been identified as being common problematic plastic products which pose a risk to the environment.

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Single-use plastic products falling in the following categories:
    • Cutlery (including forks, knives, spoons)
    • Straws
    • Beverage stirrers
    • Plates
    • Bowls
    • Cups and lids
    • Cotton bud sticks with plastic stems/shafts
    • Plastic bags including fruit and veggie barrier bags
    • Coffee cups containing plastic
    • Expanded polystyrene food and beverage containers
    • Products covered above which are made from oxo-degradable and oxo-biodegradable plastics
    • Microbeads in hygiene and cosmetic products
  • Single-use plastic products prohibited from sale under the AU state and territory legislative bans

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