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It's in the bag Queensland

Single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags are now banned in Queensland.

The Queensland Government implemented a state-wide ban on 1 July 2018.

This ban affects all retailers – from grocery stores to fashion boutiques, from convenience stores to fast food outlets – that currently use light-weight plastic bags, including HDPE plastic, biodegradable, compostable, and degradable bags.

The National Retail Association has partnered with the Queensland Government to help retailers navigate the new compliance issues, find alternative bag solutions, and to help retailers manage consumer sentiment to minimise negative impacts on their businesses.

This ban affects all retailers – from grocery stores to fashion boutiques, from convenience stores to fast food outlets – that currently use light-weight plastic bags, including HDPE plastic, biodegradable, compostable, and degradable bags.

The National Retail Association has partnered with the Queensland Government to help retailers navigate the new compliance issues, find alternative bag solutions, and to help retailers manage consumer sentiment to minimise negative impacts on their businesses.

 

 

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Instagram post 2175934719641081538_7777718102 Fantastic work to the The Reject Shop at Deagon Market Place. The team have taken the initiative to eliminate their plastic bag options!!! Be mindful and remember to reuse your shopping bags πŸ› πŸ›πŸ› #qldbagban #bagban #queensland #northbrisbane #deagon #deagonmarketplace #shopping #retail #reusable #reusablebags #ecofriendly #groovybags #savetheworld #everybagcounts
Instagram post 2175920774679317604_7777718102 BWS never disappoints with their range of recyclable and reusable options πŸ“¦ Keep up the great work, every bit counts !! #qldbagban #queensland #brisbane #north Brisbane  #Deagon #bagban #recycle #reuse #ecobags #ecofriendly #environmentallyfriendly #savetheplanet  #theplanetmatters
Instagram post 2165822673754839567_7777718102 Brassall’s @pricesplus are thrilled with the amount of eco friendly bags customers are purchasing and reusing! The staff members are surprised on how many customers bring their own bags!! Fantastic work to the team at Prices Plus Brassall !! Keep up the fantastic work!! #qld #qldbagban #qldbags #bagban #groovybags #yellowbags #brightbags #queensland #ipswich #brassall #retail #shopping #shop #greatcustomerservice
Instagram post 2165749683570831219_7777718102 Introducing the new eco bags by @suzanne_grae !!! Implemented a week ago and they are flying off the shelves!! All proceeds of the bags are being donated to the Starlight Foundation πŸŒŸπŸ’«!! Amazing work !! #qld #qldbagban #bagban #ecobags #groovybags #queensland #ipswich #booval #groovybags #savingtheplanet #changingforthebetter #ecobags #purplebags #fashion #retail #shopping #womensfashion
Instagram post 2165743441859192157_7777718102 @bemestyle at Booval Fair have gone above and beyond in supporting the QLD bag ban!! Head on over and check out their lovely variety of women’s fashion. The team are super friendly and will help you with all your fashion needs!! πŸ›#qldbagban #bagban #queensland #ipswich #booval #groovybags #paperbags #womensfashion #fashion #retail #shopping #shopuntilyoudrop
Instagram post 2165714857039843135_7777718102 @petbarn at Booval Fair are absolutely fantastic!! The company implemented the Plastic Bag ban prior to the legislations approval! They also take great pride in minimising their carbon footprint!! Great work team πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ #bagban #qldbagban #queensland #booval #ipswich #savingtheworld #savingtheplanet #ecofriendly #ecobags #eco #stockboxes #reuse #reduceplastic #plasticless #lessplastic #lessplasticwaste
Instagram post 2156316095741710083_7777718102 Come and visit the team at @vintagecollectiveshop Annerley for your Vintage, Modern, Glamour clothing needs!! The staff have gone above and beyond in supporting the QLD bag ban by enforcing paper bags in their establishment!! Keep up the great work, every bag counts! #qldbagban #bagban #plasticless #queensland #brisbane #annerly #annerlyarcade #fashion #retail #shopping #vintage #glamour #modern #style #stylish #eco #ecofriendly #savingtheworld #saynotoplasticbags #saynotoplastic #paper #paperbags
Instagram post 2155640723895236901_7777718102 @lifelineaustralia Moorooka  are pleased to announce the arrival of their new range of eco-friendly bags. The new bags are made out of recycled pillow cases. The organisation stitches every bag creating quality products !! Keep up the Great Work !!! #qldbagban #bagban #lifeline #moorooka #brisbane #queensland #ecobags #groovybags #retail #shopping #supportingagoodcause #savinglives
Instagram post 2155628223048974950_7777718102 Stacie from @salvosau Moorooka would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all her customers who purchase and reuse their eco-friendly bags!! Keep up the great work Moorooka Salvos !!! #salvos #qldbagban #bagban #brisbane #moorooka #qualitycustomerservice #friendlystaff #supportingtheban #ecofriendly #ecobags #groovybags #supportingagoodcause #retail #shopping
Instagram post 2155570816172291012_7777718102 The team at Moorooka Pharmacy have gone above and beyond in supporting the Queensland Bag Ban.  The store has got rid of all plastic bags and are only supplying paper and eco-friendly bags. Jump on over and grab one of these fantastic bags! Keep up the great work team !!! #qldbagban #bagban #brisbane #moorooka #ecofriendly #ecobag #groovybags #pharmacy #chemist #supportingtheban #bags #retail #plastic-less #paperbags
Instagram post 2146236609633575727_7777718102 Prices Plus @parkridgetowncentre are amazing. They have gone above and beyond to support the QLD Bag Ban. The company has got rid of all plastic options only providing eco-friendly bags. Keep up the great work team!! #qldbagban #queensland #parkridge #bagban #groovybags #ecobags #savetheplanet #ecofriendly #sustainability #pricesplus #retail #shopping
Instagram post 2135452628352937550_7777718102 Come and visit  the Red Cross Shop at Beaudesert. The team have gone above and beyond with the enforcement of the Queensland Bag Ban. The shop provides eco-friendly fabric bags and paper bags for their choice of bagging. Keep up the great work!!! #qldbagban #bagban #bags #paperbags #paper #retailers #recycle #reuse #reusablebags #queensland #beaudesert #scenicrim #goinggreen #savetheplanet
Instagram post 2135440770770308025_7777718102 Check out Mitre 10 Beaudesert, the team out here are using old stock boxes and paper bags as their choice of bagging. Keep up the great work !!! #qldbagban #bagban #paperbags #stockboxes #eco-bags #groovybags #plasticbagban #plasticless #queensland #beaudesert  #goinggreen #savetheplanet
Instagram post 2135433471767079152_7777718102 Oakland Fish and Chip Shop at Beaudesert, absolutely amazing !! Come down and see the team and their variety of fish and chips in their eco-friendly cardboard packaging!! The team has the initiative to use old stock boxes for their larger takeaway orders. Keep up the great work!!! #qldbagban #bagban #noplastic #nobags #plasticless #plasticbagban #queensland #beaudesert #oaklandfishandchips #fishandchips #fish #chips #takeaway #stockboxes
Instagram post 2135312439554955299_7777718102 Guys jump on down to Beaudesert Fish and Chips!! This store beyond amazes me with their eco-options. Keep up the great work !! #qldbagban #banbags #nobags #queensland #plasticbagban #goinggreen #plasticless #beaudesert #fishandchips #goinggreen #boxes #fish #chips
Instagram post 2134699210852144844_7777718102 Miller's @aspleyhypermarket  love their new paper bag option!! Keep up the great work. #qldbagban #bagban #paperbags #paper #goinggreen #groovybags #savetheplanet #queensland #brisbane #aspley
Instagram post 2134697770998013002_7777718102 BWS @aspleyhypermarket  encourages customers to reuse their old stock boxes. Please be mindful of our environment and use alternative options to plastic. #qldbagban #bagban #noplastic #queensland #brisbane #aspley #ecochoice #savetheplanet
Instagram post 2134693122601884507_7777718102 Next time you're at BWS check out their eco-bags. These bags are designed with the soul purpose of multiple uses. Please be mindful of our and environment and choose the eco-options. #qldbagban #bagban #bags #savetheplanet #groovybags #queensland #brisbane #aspley
Instagram post 2101353704491250654_7777718102 Police, Community and Resuable Bags !! A huge shout out to Police Liaison Moira Davis and the community group Zillmere Sews which is currently making reusable  Boomerang Bags. These bags are made from generous donations from the police force and community. Boomerang Bags are a great way to save our environment, these bags will be available at Zillmere Festival on the 14th of September. 
Another project the sewing group are working on is Uniforms 4 Kids. They create clothing for young children by recycling old police uniforms. 
Police Liaison Moira Davis is encouraging for multicultural members of the public to join the group. It's a great way to engage with others and create something meaningful. 
Keep up the great work!! #boomerangbags #bagban #qldbagban #groovybags #qps #zillmere #zillmerefestival #brisbane #zillmerecommunitycentre #zillmeresews #uniform4kids #ecobags #police #community #reusablebags
Instagram post 2091267156752063455_7777718102 Taking Shape @riverlinksc have only ever supplied environmental friendly bags to their customers. For a brief promotional period they gave out eco-friendly mesh bags however they prefer to use their paper bag option. Keep up the great work!! #takingshape #fashion #Qldbagban #QLD #ipswich #bagban  #retail #retailers #goinggreen #paperbags #paper #supporttheban #recycle
Instagram post 2175934719641081538_7777718102 Fantastic work to the The Reject Shop at Deagon Market Place. The team have taken the initiative to eliminate their plastic bag options!!! Be mindful and remember to reuse your shopping bags πŸ› πŸ›πŸ› #qldbagban #bagban #queensland #northbrisbane #deagon #deagonmarketplace #shopping #retail #reusable #reusablebags #ecofriendly #groovybags #savetheworld #everybagcounts
Instagram post 2175920774679317604_7777718102 BWS never disappoints with their range of recyclable and reusable options πŸ“¦ Keep up the great work, every bit counts !! #qldbagban #queensland #brisbane #north Brisbane  #Deagon #bagban #recycle #reuse #ecobags #ecofriendly #environmentallyfriendly #savetheplanet  #theplanetmatters
Instagram post 2165822673754839567_7777718102 Brassall’s @pricesplus are thrilled with the amount of eco friendly bags customers are purchasing and reusing! The staff members are surprised on how many customers bring their own bags!! Fantastic work to the team at Prices Plus Brassall !! Keep up the fantastic work!! #qld #qldbagban #qldbags #bagban #groovybags #yellowbags #brightbags #queensland #ipswich #brassall #retail #shopping #shop #greatcustomerservice
Instagram post 2165749683570831219_7777718102 Introducing the new eco bags by @suzanne_grae !!! Implemented a week ago and they are flying off the shelves!! All proceeds of the bags are being donated to the Starlight Foundation πŸŒŸπŸ’«!! Amazing work !! #qld #qldbagban #bagban #ecobags #groovybags #queensland #ipswich #booval #groovybags #savingtheplanet #changingforthebetter #ecobags #purplebags #fashion #retail #shopping #womensfashion
Instagram post 2165743441859192157_7777718102 @bemestyle at Booval Fair have gone above and beyond in supporting the QLD bag ban!! Head on over and check out their lovely variety of women’s fashion. The team are super friendly and will help you with all your fashion needs!! πŸ›#qldbagban #bagban #queensland #ipswich #booval #groovybags #paperbags #womensfashion #fashion #retail #shopping #shopuntilyoudrop
Instagram post 2165714857039843135_7777718102 @petbarn at Booval Fair are absolutely fantastic!! The company implemented the Plastic Bag ban prior to the legislations approval! They also take great pride in minimising their carbon footprint!! Great work team πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ #bagban #qldbagban #queensland #booval #ipswich #savingtheworld #savingtheplanet #ecofriendly #ecobags #eco #stockboxes #reuse #reduceplastic #plasticless #lessplastic #lessplasticwaste
Instagram post 2156316095741710083_7777718102 Come and visit the team at @vintagecollectiveshop Annerley for your Vintage, Modern, Glamour clothing needs!! The staff have gone above and beyond in supporting the QLD bag ban by enforcing paper bags in their establishment!! Keep up the great work, every bag counts! #qldbagban #bagban #plasticless #queensland #brisbane #annerly #annerlyarcade #fashion #retail #shopping #vintage #glamour #modern #style #stylish #eco #ecofriendly #savingtheworld #saynotoplasticbags #saynotoplastic #paper #paperbags
Instagram post 2155640723895236901_7777718102 @lifelineaustralia Moorooka  are pleased to announce the arrival of their new range of eco-friendly bags. The new bags are made out of recycled pillow cases. The organisation stitches every bag creating quality products !! Keep up the Great Work !!! #qldbagban #bagban #lifeline #moorooka #brisbane #queensland #ecobags #groovybags #retail #shopping #supportingagoodcause #savinglives
Instagram post 2155628223048974950_7777718102 Stacie from @salvosau Moorooka would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all her customers who purchase and reuse their eco-friendly bags!! Keep up the great work Moorooka Salvos !!! #salvos #qldbagban #bagban #brisbane #moorooka #qualitycustomerservice #friendlystaff #supportingtheban #ecofriendly #ecobags #groovybags #supportingagoodcause #retail #shopping