BAG BAN DEADLINE: 1 JULY 2018                 TOLL FREE ADVICE: 1800 RETAIL

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 2191114389202398353_7777718102 Newsxpress at the Gap Village have switched to the eco friendly use of paper bags. The store has received a lot of positive feedback from customers in regards to their switch! Keep up the amazing work !! 🌟🌟🌟 #qldbagban #Queensland #QLD #brisbane #thegap #thegapvillahe #bagban #supporttheban #ecofriendlyapproved #ecofriendlybags #ecofriendly #paperbags #paperoption #recycle
Instagram post 2191108002904570851_7777718102 Bargain City at the Gap Village have eliminated all plastic bag options. The store has switched to the use of eco-friendly reusable bags! Keep up the amazing work !! 🌟🌟🌟#qldbagban #qld #Brisbane #thegap #thegapvillage #reusablebags #reusable #ecobag #goinggreen #ecobags #reduceplastic #plasticless
Instagram post 2191098215479449089_7777718102 Go Vita, Going Healthy at the Gap Village have eliminated all single use and multi use plastic bags switching to the alternative option of paper bags! Fantastic work to the team at Going Healthy!! #qldbagban #bagban #queensland #qld #brisbane  # thegap #thegapvillage #retail #shopping #healthproducts #savetheplanet🌍 #paperbags #paper
Instagram post 2191079360396858493_7777718102 Loot Homewares at the Gap Village have eliminated all single use and multi use plastic bags. The business has switched to the alternative of tissue paper and paper bags!! Keep up the amazing work 🌟🌟🌟 #qldbagban #qld #brisbane #thegap #thegapvillage #shopping #retail #homeware #paper #plasticless #ecofriendly #supporttheban
Instagram post 2186075350019577698_7777718102 Lorna Jane have gone the extra mile in proving their customers with fabulous eco-friendly bags!! What an exceptional way to advertise the company !! Next time you’re in Lorna Jane store don’t forget to pick up one of these glamorous bags!! Keep up the amazing work!! #lornajane #qldbagban #bagban #queensland #qld #redlands #capalaba #ecobag #groovybags #reuse #reduce #fabulousbags #retail #shopping #activewear
Instagram post 2186072457526656100_7777718102 If you want great coffee, head over to the the team at Cafe Two 14!! The staff have taken the extra measures to eliminate plastic bags from their cafe, only providing a paper option. Keep up the amazing work πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ #qldbagban #bagban #queensland #capalaba #redlands #capalabacentral #ecofriendly #paperbags #savetheenvironment #savetheplanet #recycle #weonlyhaveoneplanet #greatcoffee
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 2191114389202398353_7777718102 Newsxpress at the Gap Village have switched to the eco friendly use of paper bags. The store has received a lot of positive feedback from customers in regards to their switch! Keep up the amazing work !! 🌟🌟🌟 #qldbagban #Queensland #QLD #brisbane #thegap #thegapvillahe #bagban #supporttheban #ecofriendlyapproved #ecofriendlybags #ecofriendly #paperbags #paperoption #recycle
Instagram post 2191108002904570851_7777718102 Bargain City at the Gap Village have eliminated all plastic bag options. The store has switched to the use of eco-friendly reusable bags! Keep up the amazing work !! 🌟🌟🌟#qldbagban #qld #Brisbane #thegap #thegapvillage #reusablebags #reusable #ecobag #goinggreen #ecobags #reduceplastic #plasticless
Instagram post 2191098215479449089_7777718102 Go Vita, Going Healthy at the Gap Village have eliminated all single use and multi use plastic bags switching to the alternative option of paper bags! Fantastic work to the team at Going Healthy!! #qldbagban #bagban #queensland #qld #brisbane  # thegap #thegapvillage #retail #shopping #healthproducts #savetheplanet🌍 #paperbags #paper
Instagram post 2191079360396858493_7777718102 Loot Homewares at the Gap Village have eliminated all single use and multi use plastic bags. The business has switched to the alternative of tissue paper and paper bags!! Keep up the amazing work 🌟🌟🌟 #qldbagban #qld #brisbane #thegap #thegapvillage #shopping #retail #homeware #paper #plasticless #ecofriendly #supporttheban
Instagram post 2186075350019577698_7777718102 Lorna Jane have gone the extra mile in proving their customers with fabulous eco-friendly bags!! What an exceptional way to advertise the company !! Next time you’re in Lorna Jane store don’t forget to pick up one of these glamorous bags!! Keep up the amazing work!! #lornajane #qldbagban #bagban #queensland #qld #redlands #capalaba #ecobag #groovybags #reuse #reduce #fabulousbags #retail #shopping #activewear
Instagram post 2186072457526656100_7777718102 If you want great coffee, head over to the the team at Cafe Two 14!! The staff have taken the extra measures to eliminate plastic bags from their cafe, only providing a paper option. Keep up the amazing work πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ #qldbagban #bagban #queensland #capalaba #redlands #capalabacentral #ecofriendly #paperbags #savetheenvironment #savetheplanet #recycle #weonlyhaveoneplanet #greatcoffee
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