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These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2019, prohibit retailers from selling plastic shopping bags in New Zealand for the purpose of distributing goods sold by the retailers.
The regulations define plastic as including any plastic material that is manufactured from any source, whether or not it is designed to degrade in a particular way. This definition includes plastic that is compostable or biodegradable.
Waste Minimisation (Plastic Shopping Bags) Regulations 2018
New Zealand
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plastic waste