School Update article

Single-use plastics ban – 29 November 2022External Link (staff login required)

Sample text for school newsletters

Schools may want to communicate the ban to their school communities (note that this is not mandatory).

Some sample text is available for schools to adapt for their own communications:

Sample newsletter content for school communications to their community about the single use plastics ban (DOCX)External Link (staff login required)

Victorian Government single-use plastics website

There are a number of useful resources about the single-use plastics ban available on the Victorian Government single-use plastics websiteExternal Link :

A toll-free hotline has been established for any questions about the ban: 1800 844 946.

Schools can also email questions about the ban to:

Sustainability Victoria website

A number of helpful resources are available at: Sustainability Victoria: single-use plastics banExternal Link including posters and communications materials in a number of languages other than EnglishExternal Link .

Exemptions guidance

Single-use plastics ban – exemptions guidance (PDF)External Link (staff login required)

Resources to support schools to implement the single-use plastics ban from 1 February 2023 are available on this page, including fact sheets, posters and sample newsletter text for school communities

Reviewed 06 March 2024

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