A ban on single-use plastics could be introduced in NSW, with Albury MP Justin Clancy backing the government's steps to deal with not just bags but all plastic waste.
Environment Minister Matt Kean will develop what he has called a "comprehensive" plastics policy.
"I'm certainly very concerned about single-use plastic bags, and plastics in general polluting our natural environment," he told the Sydney Morning Herald.
"That's something I want to tackle head-on."
Speaking to The Border Mail, Mr Clancy said he believed Albury residents would get behind a possible ban - including himself.
"Certainly the NSW Environment Minister has indicated he is going to examine a lot of single-plastic use and not just the plastic bags. I think it is a space we will be looking at," he said.
"I think our communities are increasingly aware of the importance of doing the right thing by the environment.
"Certainly I would be keen to see that, but I know the Environment Minister has said let's not just look at single-use plastic bags in isolation, let's look at it as a whole system."
This could also involve bans on plastics straws and cutlery.
Victoria will ban single-use plastics from November, leaving NSW as the only state without a plan to do the same.
The move towards a plastics policy in NSW comes as Albury and Wodonga are developing a joint policy on plastics use on the Border.
"Further reduction of waste to landfill requires a reduction in the consumption of single-use plastics as well as ongoing recycling initiatives," she said at the time.
The report is almost finalised and is expected to be released for public consultation in the coming months.
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Wodonga and Albury Toward Climate Health member Lizette Salmon said she was pleased to hear Mr Kean had concerns about the use of plastic.
"I think any advancement on the current reckless use of single-use plastics would be an improvement," she said.
But she warned the thicker and stronger bags available in supermarkets were not the right ongoing solution if people continued to purchase and throw them out.
This is not the first time the NSW government has raised the issue; former Labor Opposition Leader Luke Foley introduced legislation to the Parliament in 2017, but it lapsed without a vote, then his successor Michael Daley pledged to legislate a ban within 100 days if Labor was elected.
A Senate inquiry last year recommended states and territories agree to phase out single-use plastics by 2023.
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