What’s included in the ban?
From 1 February 2023, the Victorian Government is banning the sale and supply of single-use plastic:
- drinking straws
- cutlery (including knives, forks, spoons, chopsticks, sporks, splades, food picks)
- drink-stirrers and sticks
- expanded polystyrene food service items and drink containers. This includes expanded polystyrene plates, cups, bowls, clam shells and any cover or lid that is also made from expanded polystyrene.
- cotton bud sticks.
The ban will include plastic items made from conventional, degradable and compostable materials, including bioplastics.
Sustainability Victoria recommends businesses run down current stocks of the banned items in preparation for the ban, and avoid ordering any more of these items.