The Victorian Government has banned the sale and supply of 6 single-use plastic items.
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The Victorian Government has banned the sale and supply of single-use plastic:
The ban includes plastic items made from conventional, degradable and compostable materials, including bioplastics.
When you must use a single-use item consider using items made from materials such as bamboo, wood, or paper (Forest Stewardship Council certified where applicable).
Avoiding single-use plastics is the cheapest and simplest option a business can take but for businesses where avoidance is not possible, reuse alternatives are a good option.
Reducing plastic pollution is a key pillar of Victoria’s Circular Economy Plan, Recycling Victoria: A new economy. Under this plan, problematic single-use plastics will be banned across Victoria by February 2023.
Many single-use plastic items are difficult and economically nonviable to recycle. Often, they end up contaminating our recycling. They can often be easily avoided or replaced with reusable products.By banning problematic single-use plastics, we will reduce plastic pollution.
There are 5 exemptions where banned single-use plastic items can continue to be used in Victoria. These are for specific circumstances where items are required for health and safety reasons or where suitable alternatives to a sub-set of banned items are not currently available.
For more information visit single-use plastics ban.
For any questions on the SUP ban, you can contact the hotline on 1800 844 946 or email: email@example.com