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Victoria bans single use plastics

Victoria will ban specific single use plastics, such as straws, cutlery, plates and cotton buds by 2023 in an effort to reduce plastic pollution. Single use plastics make up a third of our litter, are used only briefly, and cause long-term ...

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Victoria Set To Deliver Cash For Cans

The Victorian Government has announced the final design for the container deposit scheme (CDS), set to be introduced in 2023. You can read the full media release here and learn more about the scheme by visiting Container deposit scheme | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au)  

Reporting Litter from Vehicles

EPA recently successfully prosecuted a litterer on two counts of depositing a lit cigarette butt. The accused was convicted and ordered to pay an aggregate fine of $400. In December 2020, we provided councils with a litter campaign package ‘Be the solution. Report litter and pollution’. EPA designed this to help councils encourage the community to report…

Local Government Waste Forum Election of Chair and Deputy Chair

Following the recent election process held on 18 March 2021, Councillor Steve Rabie has been elected as Chair of the Local Government Waste Forum and Marcus Goonan as Deputy Chair. Cr. Rabie is the LGW Forum representative from Mansfield Shire Council and Marcus, in his role as Director of Infrastructure, is the representative for Rural…

EPA Webinars on New Environment Protection Laws

Victoria’s new environment protection laws are intended to commence on 1 July 2021. In December, the EPA released the final proposed version of regulations and the environment reference standard to support this legislation. To support businesses, councils and the community to understand these changes, EPA recently held two webinars, which are available to view here:…