COLES will phase out single-use plastic tableware products including cups, plates, bowls, straws and cutlery.
None will be sold past July 1 and it will divert 1.5 million kilograms worth of single-use plastic from landfill each year.
As an alternative to single-use plastic, customers will instead be offered a range of certified tableware and reusable options.
The commitment applies to plastic single-use tableware products sold at Coles supermarkets, Coles Express outlets, and Coles Liquor stores – more than 2500 sites.
Coles chief executive Steven Cain said Coles a…