How to comply with the plastic bag ban
Find out about the ban on plastic shopping bags in Victoria.
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From 1 November 2019, retailers are banned from giving customers lightweight plastic shopping bags. The ban will apply to plastic shopping bags with handles, with a thickness of 35 micrometres (μm) or less at any part of the bag.
The plastic bag ban is a result of environment protection laws.
The aim of the ban is to protect Victoria’s environment and wildlife from plastic pollution.
The plastic bag ban applies to all retailers. These include:
Sustainability Victoria – information for the public
The Vic Bag Ban – information for retailers
Reviewed 4 November 2019