Single-use plastics ban for Victorian businesses

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Single-use plastics are now banned from sale or supply in Victoria. The ban came into effect from the 1st of February 2023. The ban applies to all businesses and organisations. 

Banned items include:

  • drinking straws
  • plates
  • drink-stirrers and sticks
  • cotton bud sticks
  • cutlery (knives, forks, spoons, chopsticks, food picks and sporks)
  • expanded polystyrene food service items and drink containers

There are exemptions for specific circumstances such as where items are required for health and safety reasons.

To find more information and resources including information sessions, FAQ’s and fact sheets on the single-use plastics ban, visit the Victorian Government or Sustainability Victoria website.