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 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 2091256311976422395_7777718102 Autograph @riverlinksc love supporting the QLD bag ban. Check out their sophisticated paper bag option. #autograph #fashion #retailers #retail #Qldbagban #QLD #ipswich #bagban #supporttheban #paper #plasticless #paperbags #goinggreen #recycle
Instagram post 2091249748628790221_7777718102 Crossroads @riverlinksc have recently received their new groovy paper bags.
#crossroads #fashion #retail #retailers #shopping #Qldbagban #QLD #ipswich #goinggreen  #supporttheban #paperbags #paper #groovybags #prettyinpink #recycle
Instagram post 2091246642973127554_7777718102 BWS @riverlinksc are supporting the plastic bag ban. Not only do they have an eco-bag collection but they also encourage customers to use their left over stock boxes. Keep up the great work BWS! #Qldbagban #QLD #ipswich #bws #drinkresponsibly #recycle #reuse #reusablebags #groovybags #goinggreen #supporttheban
Instagram post 2091242943303388684_7777718102 Check out Peggie Sue from Dusk @riverlinksc rocking their paper bags.  #Qldbagban #QLD #ipswich #bagban #retailers #retail #goinggreen #supporttheban  #paper #paperbags
Instagram post 2091238843371326013_7777718102 The Corner Book Shop @riverlinksc has gone completely against plastic and is using paper bags as their only option of bag. Keep up the great work !! #qldbagban #QLD #ipswich #bagban #paperbags #goinggreen #supporttheban #retail #bookshop #reading
Instagram post 2067404872590158167_7777718102 Paper on packaging @cottononbody Australia Fair Southport with Angie 😎

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Instagram post 2067402380527709480_7777718102 Another happy retailer on the eco train to greener pastures! 😁 Valerie @42fifteen 
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Instagram post 2067400140400199575_7777718102 Paper all the way!!! Nisha @coffeeessence Chermside Markets

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Instagram post 2067394857263390051_7777718102 These guys were super fun and super proud to show off their eco-choices 👍♻️ 🌳 🌳 🌳 Simon and Fatima @musicexpressstore Upper Mount Gravatt

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Instagram post 2067391579700025974_7777718102 Alicia from @thevillagefishbar Upper Mount Gravatt with just one of their sustainable packaging options.

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Instagram post 2067389649313416131_7777718102 James @wicked.ugg.selection mount gravatt embracing non-plastic carry bags. Awesome work!

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#brisbane
Instagram post 2067381183706357299_7777718102 We absolutely cherish these guys and their sturdy paper bags! Sue and Chrys @cherish_giftshomewares

#QLDbagban
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#brisbane
Instagram post 2057816515388204727_7777718102 The Chop Shop Butchers at Forest Lake prefer paper bags over plastic. Check out Dylan proudly supporting their paper bags. #QLD #Qldbagban #forestlake #reuse #bagban #goinggreen #supporttheban #retailers #shopping #savetheplanet #paper #plasticless #notoplastic
Instagram post 2057812336611520794_7777718102 Swapna and Wendy from @nowhealthyforestlake are rocking their paper bag options. Going Green!! #QLD #Qldbagban #forestlake #reuse #bagban #goinggreen #supporttheban #retailers #shopping #savetheplanet #paper #plasticless #notoplastic #paperbags
Instagram post 2047542775358287817_7777718102 Check out @vinniesqld rocking their eco-friendly bags!! #Qldbagban #qld #brisbane #mtgravatt #bagban #goinggreen #supporttheban #retailers #shopping #reusablebags #reuse #plasticbagban #plasticless
Instagram post 2047539187231818414_7777718102 Brony from Salvos loves the eco-friendly bags!! Support the QLD bag ban!! #Qldbagban #qld #brisbane #bagban #goinggreen #reuse #reusablebags #supporttheban #retailers #shopping  #notoplastic #bags
Instagram post 2047535835085522682_7777718102 Ivan from @cafe_impero_central uses paper bags opposed to plastic! Keep up the great work. #qldbagban #qld #bagban #brisbane #reuse #plasticless  #paperbags #goinggreen #supporttheban #retailers #cafe
Instagram post 2047532134266475655_7777718102 @wrayorganicmtgravatt says NO to plastic bags and plastic cutlery!! Teagan and Erin are doing a fantastic job supporting the QLD bagban!! 🙌🏼 Keep up the great work !!
#qldbagban #qld #brisbane #reuse #bagban #goinggreen #supporttheban #retailers #shopping #plasticless
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 2091256311976422395_7777718102 Autograph @riverlinksc love supporting the QLD bag ban. Check out their sophisticated paper bag option. #autograph #fashion #retailers #retail #Qldbagban #QLD #ipswich #bagban #supporttheban #paper #plasticless #paperbags #goinggreen #recycle
Instagram post 2091249748628790221_7777718102 Crossroads @riverlinksc have recently received their new groovy paper bags.
#crossroads #fashion #retail #retailers #shopping #Qldbagban #QLD #ipswich #goinggreen  #supporttheban #paperbags #paper #groovybags #prettyinpink #recycle
Instagram post 2091246642973127554_7777718102 BWS @riverlinksc are supporting the plastic bag ban. Not only do they have an eco-bag collection but they also encourage customers to use their left over stock boxes. Keep up the great work BWS! #Qldbagban #QLD #ipswich #bws #drinkresponsibly #recycle #reuse #reusablebags #groovybags #goinggreen #supporttheban
Instagram post 2091242943303388684_7777718102 Check out Peggie Sue from Dusk @riverlinksc rocking their paper bags.  #Qldbagban #QLD #ipswich #bagban #retailers #retail #goinggreen #supporttheban  #paper #paperbags
Instagram post 2091238843371326013_7777718102 The Corner Book Shop @riverlinksc has gone completely against plastic and is using paper bags as their only option of bag. Keep up the great work !! #qldbagban #QLD #ipswich #bagban #paperbags #goinggreen #supporttheban #retail #bookshop #reading
Instagram post 2067404872590158167_7777718102 Paper on packaging @cottononbody Australia Fair Southport with Angie 😎

#QLDbagban
#queensland
#qld
#retailers
#shopping
#shoppingcentres
#plasticbagban
#plasticbags
#reusablebags
#goldcoast
#australiafairshoppingcentre
Instagram post 2067402380527709480_7777718102 Another happy retailer on the eco train to greener pastures! 😁 Valerie @42fifteen 
#QLDbagban
#queensland
#qld
#retailers
#shopping
#shoppingcentres
#plasticbagban
#plasticbags
#reusablebags
#goldcoast