THE VIC BAG BAN

The Victorian Government will implement a state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags from November 2019.

The ban applies to ALL retailers – including supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries, pharmacies, clothes stores, restaurants, cafes, markets, food outlets, and many more.

The ban will apply to all lightweight plastic shopping bags which have a thickness below 36 microns, including degradable, biodegradable and compostable bags.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has engaged the National Retail Association (NRA) to help retailers’ transition away from lightweight plastic bags.

GET THE RIGHT INFO

GET THE RIGHT INFO

All retailers will be banned from supplying lightweight plastic shopping bags including degradable, biodegradable ...

This ban is just the first step in the Government’s broader agenda to reduce problematic plastics which impact...

All businesses should carefully consider the best long-term options, even if you currently use a legal bag...

From March 2019, the NRA are conducting over 100 tours of shopping precincts throughout Victoria to assist retailers ...

The NRA has created a large range of resources such as factsheets, official signage and translated information ...

See what other retailers from similar categories are doing to prepare for the bag ban...

LEARN FROM OTHERS

LEARN FROM OTHERS

REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES

REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES

Key differences in the VIC legislation that you need to be aware of

Last week, legislation was introduced to parliament which will ban lightweight, single-use plastic shopping bags across Victoria from ...
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Questions to ask suppliers

Retailers that are weighing up alternative bag options should firstly consider whether you need to offer a bag ...