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Melbourne Councils Are Set To BAN Heaps Of Everyday Items

Local Melbourne councils are looking to ban balloons, plastic bags, coffee cup, straws and cutlery, in what has already been dubbed ‘inane social-engineering.

Councils have been left frustrated by the inaction of the state government and have now started taking action in an all-out assault on plastic items.

Last week, the City of Monash backed a plan to eliminate the use of balloons, plastic bags, straws and packaging “for all business areas including all events and activities” conducted on council-controlled land and roads.

Darebin has also voted for a similar motion but the ban will not apply until December 31 and will add in plastic knives, forks, glasses and food boxes.

The council will also write to Coles, Woolworths and Aldi requesting they do not supply plastic bags to shoppers.

On Thursday, State Parliament’s environment and the planning committee is due to report on proposed legislation that would restrict the supply and sale of plastic bags in Victoria.

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