The extensive plastic bag ban, which began in May 4, urged shoppers who use green reusable plastic bags to be fined up to $. The state ban on plastic bags will be imposed on anyone found to distribute them
South Australia will be the first state in the country to ban plastic shopping bags as plastic shopping bags will disappear from supermarkets in three weeks.
Starting in May 4, the friendly program has been supported by severe penalties for businesses that distribute wrong types of plastic bags.
Retailers will facethe-
A fine of $315 on the spot or a maximum fine of $5000 in violation of the ban.
If the supplier provides the retailer with a bag that it knows is banned, it may be fined $20,000.
\"South Australians lead the country by saying no to plastic bags,\" Prime Minister Mike Lann said in a statement . \".
\"As early as 1977, we did this with our very successful beverage container deposit, which greatly reduced the amount of garbage and landfill.
\"Now, the plastic bags in SA\'s waste and waste streams will be reduced by 0. 4 billion, and we are happy to set an example for the rest of the country.
\"The ban does not apply to bags on bread rolls of fruits, vegetables or meat that are common in supermarkets, and heavier department stores or boutique clothing bags are still available.
Shoppers are urged to carry green reusable shopping bags
By banning checkout
\"We will cut energy use, reduce landfill, and we will have cleaner streets, parks and waterways,\" said Jay Weatherill, Minister of Environment and Conservation . \".