Single Use Plastic Ban

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The Victorian Government has announced the banning of single-use plastic straws, cutlery, plates, drink-stirrers, expanded polystyrene food and drink containers and cotton bud sticks from Wednesday 1 February 2023.
The ban will apply to items that are made from conventional plastic, as well as degradable, compostable plastics – such as bioplastics, and food service items and drink containers made from expanded polystyrene.
Businesses are encouraged to start preparing for the ban by:
  • Running down stocks of banned items, and avoid ordering any more
  • Considering what you will sell or use instead of banned items – this could include not providing these items, switching to reusable items or choosing alternative single-use items, such as those made from bamboo, wood or paper
  • Familiarising yourself with the Victorian Government Regulations via this factsheet(PDF, 817KB)
Single-use plastic straws will remain available for people who need them due to disability or for medical reasons.
For further information on the ban, please visit