Published on: 5 April 2018
On 1 April, the Uniform Shop implemented a plastic bag ban for all customer purchases.
The ban follows statewide support for the removal of lightweight single-use plastic bags which have already been banned in South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory, and the Australian Capital Territory.
“While plastic shopping bags make up a relatively small portion of solid waste and litter, they are not biodegradable and can have devastating impacts on marine wildlife and birds,” says Uniform Shop Manager, Chrissy Baird.
“Any parents planning on making purchases at the Uniform Shop are encouraged to bring along a reusable bag or if needed, they may purchase one in-store.”
The REDcycle recovery initiative, as currently supported by the School’s Pre-Primary boys, provides a great outlet for community members to submit used plastic bags as well as many other recyclables – click here for a collection point nearest to you.
Each year, billions of single-use plastic shopping bags are supplied nationally with around five million littered in WA alone.
Visit the Uniform Shop page under Quick Links in CCGS World for information on opening times.