State-wide plastic bag ban: is your business ready?

Business & Industry Engagement Officer, Economic Development, City of Greater Geelong - City of Greater Geelong

The Victorian Government will implement a state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags from November 2019. The ban will apply to all retailers including supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries, pharmacies, clothes stores, restaurants, cafes, markets, food outlets, and many more.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has engaged the National Retail Association (NRA) to help retailers transition away from lightweight plastic bags. An NRA representative will visit stores in the Geelong area to discuss the plastic bag ban on Wednesday 14 August and Thursday 15 August. To request a visit to your store, email Find out more about the plastic bag ban at

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