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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National Retail Association CEO Dominique Lamb joined industry and government leaders to support the formation of the ANZPAC Plastics Pact
Visited @marrickvillemetro in Sydney this week and saw new waste separation initiative
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Priceline has now joined the eco club by going to all paper bags!... Silvi and Louise @pricelinepharmacy @theoasisbroadbeach 
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#goinggreen
Narnie @elkespresso Broadbeach showing off their eco choice
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Paper all the way @cremaespresso with Tyla
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All smiles from Ella @6729bakery Broadbeach with their all-paper bags
#QLDbagban
#goldcoast
#broadbeach 
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@madisons_cafe with just one example from their lineup of all-cardboard packaging @theoasisbroadbeach 
#QLDbagban
#goldcoast
#broadbeach
#queensland
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#reusablebags
Bayleigh @ripcurl_aus Broadbeach showing paper as the best choice for the brand’s advertising.
#QLDbagban
#goldcoast
#broadbeach
#queensland
#qld
#retailers
#shopping
#shoppingcentres
#plasticbagban
#plasticbags
#reusablebags
Big thank you to Bronwyn & Kieran @chameleon_new_age_salon for putting paper first and plastic last! 
#QLDbagban
#surfersparadise 
#queensland
#qld
#retailers
#shopping
#plasticbagban
#plasticbags
#reusablebags
#goinggreen
Bright ideas in their non-plastic choice with Kim and Shelley @brighteyessunglasses surfers paradise
#QLDbagban
#paradisecentre 
#surfersparadise 
#queensland
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All things paper! With Jen and Isabelle @buildabear @paradisecentre surfers paradise
#QLDbagban
#surfersparadise 
#goldcoast
#queensland
#qld
#retailers
#shopping
#plasticbagban
#plasticbags
#reusablebags
#goinggreen
Tia @frankee_co with their paper choice
#QLDbagban
#springwood 
#brisbane
#queensland
#qld
#retailers
#shopping
#plasticbagban
#plasticbags
#reusablebags
#goinggreen
National Retail Association CEO Dominique Lamb joined industry and government leaders to support the formation of the ANZPAC Plastics Pact
Visited @marrickvillemetro in Sydney this week and saw new waste separation initiative
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
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
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
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
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
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
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