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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Plastic check-out bag use in non-supermarket retail outlets

Planet Ark Environmental Foundation for the
Department of the Environment and Heritage, March 2005

The survey – Key results: 2

We will identify potential suppliers of plastic bag free alternatives who non-supermarket retailers can approach to help them with their transition away from using plastic check-out bags.


As a result of our research for this report, Planet Ark have compiled a list of ‘plastic bag alternative’ suppliers, right across Australia. Their contact details are listed on the Planet Ark website at

Planet Ark has also provided contact details and websites, where available, for each plastic bag alternative supplier. This way, non-supermarket retailers can access the website and directly contact suppliers of the various alternatives to plastic bags.