Victoria’s ban on the sale and supply of single-use plastic items is now in place, applying to all businesses and organisations.
From today, single-use plastic drinking straws, cutlery, plates, drink stirrers and cotton bud sticks made from conventional, degradable, and compostable plastics will be banned in Victoria. The ban also applies to food service items and drink containers made from expanded polystyrene.
Sustainability Victoria (SV) is supporting the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action in the delivery of the single-use plastic ban, providing a complementary focus on increasing reuse across the hospitality industry.
Interim CEO Matt Genever said SV is focused on promoting the uptake of reusables within the hospitality industry, as well as waste avoidance.