Local businesses are being urged to prepare ahead of the state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags. The ban will include compostable, degradable and biodegradable plastics and is due to commence from 1 November 2019.
This new law will apply to all retailers and suppliers regardless of size or type—from supermarkets to fashion boutiques, from fast food outlets to petrol stations.
Until recently, Victorians have used over one billion plastic shopping bags every year. The majority of these bags end up in landfill and around 10 million end up as litter, polluting the environment and endangering wildlife.
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