Single-use plastic shopping bags have already been phased out from supermarkets and large retailers, and from 1 July 2019, they will be banned for all businesses.
To help reduce waste and protect the environment, retailers will not be allowed to use single-use plastic shopping bags from 1 July 2019.
All retailers selling goods in New Zealand must make the transition by 1 July 2019.
While most plastic bags will be phased out, some bags will still be allowed.
Affected businesses will be retail shops, restaurants, online businesses, not-for-profit organisations and farmers markets.