Single-use plastic ban
From 1 February 2023, the Victorian Government is introducing a ban on the sale or supply of single-use plastics. The ban applies to all businesses and retailers across Victoria, including Frankston City.
The ban includes single-use plastic drinking straws, cutlery, plates, drink stirrers and sticks, cotton bud sticks and polystyrene food service items and drink containers. It includes all single-use plastics, including biodegradable, degradable, renewable, compostable and bio-based plastics. The ban does not apply to single-use coffee cups.
As part of the ban, the Victorian Government is asking businesses to consider whether disposable items are really needed. Businesses are also encouraged to think about offering a reusable system.
Where disposable items are needed, businesses must replace single-use plastics with responsibly sourced paper, bamboo or wood alternatives.
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Free information session
The National Retail Association hold weekly Q&A sessions every Friday at 11am AEDT. These sessions are open to all impacted businesses to ask questions about the ban and how to prepare.
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If you want to learn more about the ban, visit www.vic.gov.au/single-use-plastics or contact the dedicated hotline on 1800 844 946. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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