The NRA has created a large range of resources such as staff training kits and signage to assist retailers in the lead up to the ban on single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags. Please check back regularly for updates.
Queensland great Mal Meninga joins retailers to fight toxic plastic bag pollution
Queensland great Mal Meninga has joined forces with the National Retail Association to launch a state-wide education campaign asking consumers to get behind the Queensland Government’s July 1 ban on single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags.
The following factsheets are designed to help retailers and their teams to manage the bag ban transition. More factsheets and resources will be added in the lead up to the ban deadline. Please check back regularly for updates.
The following training resources are designed to help retail teams to manage the bag ban transition. More resources will be added in the lead up to the ban deadline. Please check back regularly for updates.
The following signs can be used by retailers to display around your store to inform and remind customers of the impending bag ban.
Posters – Version 1
Place these posters on your shop window or entrance door to prompt your customers to remember to bring their reusable bags.
Posters – Version 2
Place these posters on your shop window or entrance door to let customers know that you have alternative bags available.
Place this double-sided counter card near your register so customers are informed on one side, and staff are aware of what bags are banned on the other.
Posters – plastic bag free (only if don’t use ANY plastic bags)
This poster is only to be used by retailers who do not use ANY form of plastic bag, even legal ones.
Posters – compliant plastic bags
This poster is only to be used by retailers who use plastic bags which comply with the legislation. Find out if your bags comply >>
Retailers across Queensland are getting ready to move away from single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags towards more sustainable alternatives.
Sustainably-sourced paper bags are fast becoming the most popular carry bag alternative as they represent a reusable and recyclable solution. The National Retail Association has been impressed by the solutions offered by PaperPak and Detpak. Read more >>
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) is responsible for implementing and enforcing the QLD Bag Ban. Information and resources can be found here, including the following:
- Educational video
- Discussion Paper – Implementing a lightweight plastic shopping bag ban in Queensland
- Implementing a lightweight plastic shopping bag ban in Queensland – Results of consultation
The following reports provide background information and analysis of bag bans in other states and territories:
- ACT Government – Review of the Plastic Shopping Bags Ban Report (April 2014)
- SA Government – Review of the Plastic Shopping Bags (Waste Avoidance) Act 2008
Please note: the advice provided on this website is designed to assist retailers in understanding the ban and weighing up options but is by no means exhaustive. Each retail business should assess and make decisions based on their own advice and situation.