In a move towards a more sustainable Melbourne, Queen Victoria Market will be proudly plastic bag and straw free from Tuesday 14 May 2019.

They are committed to sustainability and continually improving our environmental impact, and going plastic bag and straw free is a major step in reducing the amount of plastic at the Market.

This change comes ahead of the Victorian Government’s planned legislative ban in 2019 and has overwhelming support from their traders and Market customers – with 80% of customers surveyed in favour of banning single-use plastic bags.

There’s so many ways you can shop without plastic – here’s how you can help:

  • BYO bag, basket or shopping trolley.
  • Hire a trolley from Market Espresso on Queen Street.
  • Buy a reusable Market bag or straw from their Visitor Information Hub or traders.
  • Take your Market haul home in a cardboard box, visit our Pick-a-Box locations on Queen Street and I Shed.

Queen Victoria Market would like to thank all of it's customers for supporting them in their quest to reduce plastic.

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