Have your say on reducing plastic pollution

The Victorian Government is seeking views from the community on banning single-use lightweight shopping bags and ways to improve the management of plastic waste in Victoria.

Plastic pollution is becoming an urgent environmental problem. Plastic bags and other plastic products break down into smaller and smaller pieces over time, becoming difficult to manage. They can end up in our waterways, lakes and oceans - contributing to litter and posing a significant hazard to our marine life.

It's important for all Victorians to have a say about plastic pollution and help us design a ban on lightweight plastic bags that is fair, effective and lasting. The government is committed to protecting our environment and improving how we manage plastic waste to ensure liveable, sustainable communities and thriving natural environments.

To read the discussion paper and have your say, visit: engage.vic.gov.au/waste/plastic-pollution

 

Last updated: 19/10/2017