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Single Use Plastics - Victoria

Updated: Jun 1

As the World comes together to nurture our planet, Australia is doing their part in progressively banning single use plastics state-by-state, in line with the 2025 National Packaging Targets – but as each phase out rolls out,

it can be very tricky to navigate. As a result, we will help break it down for you!


Here's where we're at for Victoria!

BANS

Prohibited from the sale, supply or distribution in Victoria , effective 1st Feb 2023

  • Drinking straws

  • Cutlery

  • Plates

  • Drink-stirrers

  • Expanded polystyrene food and drink containers

  • Cotton bud sticks

EXEMPTIONS The below is a list of exemptions to the banned list according to the Victorian Government Website.

  • Single-use plastic straws for people with disability or medical needs.

  • Cotton buds with plastic sticks for scientific, forensic, or medical purposes.

  • Items included in shelf-ready pre-packaged food and beverage items (example: straw on a juice-box)

  • Plastic lined paper plates, often containing colours and designs, can continue to be used as there are no commercially available alternatives in Victoria.

ALTERNATIVES

While we're doing everything we can to stay up to date with the latest news, you can find the most recent information on the Victorian Government Website. Content correct at time of publishing.

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