The next State to introduce a single use plastics phase out is Victoria, scheduled for February 2023.
It makes Victoria the sixth jurisdiction after South Australia, Queensland, the ACT, Western Australia, and New South Wales who have either already introduced or plan to introduce bans before the end of 2022.
These proposed bans are welcomed. All of these products could be avoided or have reusable or non-plastic alternatives currently available. However more can be done.
The Boomerang Alliance, WWF, AMCS, Clean Up Australia, Take 3 and the Plastic Free Foundation have joined forces to urge the Victorian Government to see this as a first step. From 2023 we want to see single use coffee cups and lids, plastic cups and containers and heavyweight plastic bags phased out.
For more information: https://www.vic.gov.au/single-use-plastics