Vic Park makes the move to go plastic-free

Published on 21 August 2019

Town of Victoria Park goes plastic-free

The Town of Victoria Park has banned single-use plastics and polystyrene at Council buildings, Council-run events, and all market stalls held on Council land to lead a plastic-free Vic Park movement.

In response to a Council resolution in February, a Single-Use Plastic and Polystyrene Policy and associated Project Plan received Council endorsement last night.

There will be a three-month grace period to phase out the use of products, with the ban coming into effect on 31 December 2019.

The Town will support businesses and residents that wish to make changes with education materials that suggest alternative products that can be used.

“Single-use plastics can have a significant impact on our environment,” said Mayor Trevor Vaughan.

“By removing these products from Council buildings and events, we hope to lead the way and encourage others in our community to use alternative, more environmentally-friendly and sustainable products which will reduce the impact of plastics in the environment.”

The ban does not apply to: events within the Town that are not Council-run, traders that do not require a permit from the Town under a Local Law, and activities operating under current lease agreements from the Town.

To assist the community in the transition away from single-use plastic and polystyrene, the Town is developing an overarching guidance document.

More information can be found at victoriapark.wa.gov.au/plasticfree.