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 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 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
Instagram post 2067400140400199575_7777718102 Paper all the way!!! Nisha @coffeeessence Chermside Markets

#QLDbagban
#queensland
#qld
#retailers
#shopping
#shoppingcentres
#plasticbagban
#plasticbags
#reusablebags
#brisbane
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

#QLDbagban
#queensland
#qld
#retailers
#shopping
#shoppingcentres
#plasticbagban
#plasticbags
#reusablebags
#brisbane
Instagram post 2067391579700025974_7777718102 Alicia from @thevillagefishbar Upper Mount Gravatt with just one of their sustainable packaging options.

#QLDbagban
#queensland
#qld
#retailers
#shopping
#shoppingcentres
#plasticbagban
#plasticbags
#reusablebags
#brisbane
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