“While there has been clear indication from NSW and other state governments that they will legislate a ban on the product, we are proactively making this decision to allow suppliers and customers time to prepare for a transition,” he said.
“Our decision to stop selling engineered stone was directly in response to the reports released and the prospect of a ban on the sale in the near future.”
The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) welcomed Bunnings’ decision, saying the decision marked the “end of the line for engineered stone”.
The CFMEU has previously threatened its own ban on members working with engineered stone if government action wasn’t taken.
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