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 harm to our wildlife and the environment.

State government departments and agencies have committed to stop using specific single-use plastics by February 2022.

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