The ban applies to single-use plastic straws, plates, cutlery, drink stirrers, food service items, and containers made from expanded polystyrene. The ban also applies to cotton bud sticks made from conventional, degradable, and compostable plastics.
People needing single-use plastic drinking straws due to a disability or medical reasons can still purchase and use these items.
The Victorian Government has engaged the National Retail Association to assist businesses and organisations understand and prepare for the upcoming ban. The NRA will visit 3000 businesses across Victoria, develop resources, hold information sessions, and provide a toll-free hotline and mailbox.