victoria to ban single-use plastic bags, heavy-duty bags to remain available
The Andrews government has announced that Victoria will ban the use of light plastic bags to keep them in line with some other states.
Lily d. ambrosio, the environment minister, said the government will negotiate with businesses and communities on how to enforce the ban.
\"In some states, they have embarked on the road to ban the use of light plastic bags [but that]
\"This has led to an increase in the use of heavier plastic bags,\" she said . \".
\"We don\'t want to repeat these mistakes.
\"The government will hold three games.
Monthly consultation process. Single-
Plastic bags are banned in South Australia, tazhou, Northern and Australian capital areas, while laws in Western Australia and Queensland will come into effect next year.
On July, supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths announced that they would phase out
Use the bag for the next 12 months and re-use 15 centsusable ones.
The Greens said the ban was not done enough and they thought it should also cover beads and plastic packaging around fruits and vegetables.
But MS Ambrosio said it was unrealistic.
\"Their agenda is to ban all plastic packaging [in general [but]
\"Understanding the consequences of this and the impact on industry and our economy is something the Greens don\'t want to consider,\" she said . \".
In an interview with ABC Radio in Melbourne, Victoria spokesman Robert skhhan said he was cautiously optimistic.
\"We are even more excited when this legislation actually enters Parliament and passes it, because these announcements were issued in the past and nothing happened, he said.
\"The Labor government actually announced in 2006 that they would do so, but the legislation never entered Parliament.
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