Melbourne Council To Ban Balloons, Water Bottles And Straws

Two year transition period

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Residents and businesses in three Melbourne suburbs will soon be banned from buying, selling and using balloons, water bottles and other single-use plastics at council events, in a move to help the environment.

The City of Darebin, which takes in the suburbs of Preston, Northcote and Thornbury, has voted unanimously to ban the plastic items from being sold or used on council land and at events run by the council.

The policy will have a two-year transition period and will provide exemptions for health and safety reasons.

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