The single-use plastic ban in Victoria and what it means for you

As of 1 February 2023, some problematic single-use plastic packaging items are now banned in Victoria.

The latest single-use plastic ban in Victoria means that as of 1 February 2023, some problematic single-use packaging items are now banned from sale or supply in the state. This covers any food service and drink containers made from expanded polystyrene, plus any of the below items that are made from conventional, degradable and compostable plastics (including bioplastics).

  • Straws

  • Cutlery

  • Plates

  • Drink stirrers

  • Cotton bud sticks

What does this mean for cafes + roasters?

  • Double check that your cups and other food service items aren’t made from expanded polystyrene (hint: ours aren’t).

  • Discontinue use of single-use straws, cutlery, drink stirrers and plates that are made with plastic, polymers or bioplastics (consider shifting to paper or other alternatives)

Want more information about these changes?

Head to the Sustainability Victoria website for a stack of great info and resources. Also, you can reach out to us. We may or may not have the answer, but if we don’t, we’ll most likely know someone who does! 😊

Information sourced from the Sustainability Victoria website

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