Don't forget your reusable bag

Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Residents of the Borough of Queenscliffe have long been environmentally-minded, particularly when it comes to reusable bags. Point Lonsdale IGA was well ahead of the curve when it stopped offering lightweight single-use plastic bags way back in 2011, and the local community quickly developed sustainable habits.

Fast forward to now, and lightweight single-use plastic bags are officially a thing of the past. From 1 November 2019, all lightweight shopping bags with a thickness below 36 microns – including degradable, biodegradable and compostable bags – will be banned throughout retailers in Victoria. This applies to supermarkets, corner stores, community markets, small businesses, and any other retailer you can think of.

Sustainability Victoria is reminding everyone to remember four things when they leave the house: bag, wallet, keys, and phone. For more information on the bag ban and developing better bag habits, visit their website.

Shopping Bag Ban 2019