Monday, June 4, 2018

Queen Victoria Market to ban plastic bags

Queen Victoria Market will ban plastic bags, following the lead of our major supermarkets.
Goodbye plastic: Queen Victoria Market has resolved
to phase out single-use plastic bags in 2019.
As Coles and Woolworths on Monday announced a slew of new measures to slash plastic waste, Queen Victoria Market management said by next year, their goods will no longer be sold in single-use plastic bags.

The market will consult with traders on the exact timing, but is committed to the move.
In a statement to The Age, Queen Victoria Market CEO Stan Liacos said the market had recently handed customers more than 1500 reusable tote bags, and reusable bags were available to purchase.

Read Carolyn Webb’s story from The Age - “Queen Victoria Market to ban plastic bags.”

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