Overview

The Victorian Government is seeking views from the community on banning single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags and future approaches to managing plastic pollution 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.

Reducing Plastic Pollution Survey

1a. Do you support a ban on single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags?

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2a. Should a ban include thick plastic shopping bags?

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3a. Should a ban include plastic bags that break down over time such as biodegradable, degradable or compostable bags?
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5. If lightweight plastic shopping bags were banned, what alternative bags would you prefer to use? (select up to 2 options)

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Privacy Statement

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The personal information you provide will be used to administer the public consultation process only. Your contact details may be used by DELWP to update you on the results of the consultation process, and to discuss the details of your submission further.

For more information read DELWP's Information Privacy Policy at www.delwp.vic.gov.au/privacy.

Use of your submission

Your submission has been collected by DELWP for the purpose of informing government policy about reducing the impacts of plastics on the Victorian environment. DELWP may do the following with your submission.

  • Publish a copy of your submission on the DELWP website or other Victorian Government website.
  • Quote directly from your feedback in the DELWP response to feedback and subsequent regulatory impact assessment.
  • Make available to other Victorian Government agencies.

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