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NEWS & MEDIA

Please see the latest news and media releases relating to the Queensland plastic bag ban below.

The Queensland Government has also launched a large-scale education campaign from May 2018. See their Facebook page here >

 

LATEST NEWS

Paper bag myths debunked

Paper bag myths debunked

Paper Bag Myth #1: People won’t pay for a paper bag. SPAR Supermarket at Alexandra Headlands, introduced Detpak paper bags for 30c and 40c almost a year ago. They’ve found customers are extremely positive about the change and prefer paper over plastic. The store also...

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Australia’s first recycled plastic road

Australia’s first recycled plastic road

Road built with plastic bags and glass in Australian-first Source: Hume City Council Soft plastics from approximately 200,000 plastic bags and packaging, and 63,000 glass bottle equivalents will be diverted from landfill to construct a Victorian road in an...

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Less than 48 hours until QLD bins the plastic shopping bag

Less than 48 hours until QLD bins the plastic shopping bag

MEDIA RELEASE The National Retail Association (NRA) has today reminded shoppers that Queensland is less than 48 hours away until the state permanently bins the plastic shopping bag. From Sunday July 1 all retailers will no longer be able to supply single-use...

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NRA campaign goes viral

NRA campaign goes viral

This week, the NRA launched a large-scale education campaign across QLD to prepare retailers and consumers for the impending ban. The campaign will run until mid-July, with Queensland great, Mal Meninga, coming on-board as the campaign ambassador. The campaign is...

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Hope Island Coles ditches single-use plastic bags

Hope Island Coles ditches single-use plastic bags

A Hope Island supermarket is set to become the first in the state to ditch single-use plastic bags from their check-outs. From today, the Hope Island Coles will no longer offer the plastic bags for free, instead customers will have to bring their own or pay 15c from a...

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Woolworths banning plastic bags from June 20

Woolworths banning plastic bags from June 20

9 News Supermarket giant Woolworths is banning single-use plastic bags nationally from June 20, with more than 800 shops across Australia making the switch. The move means single-use plastic bags will be axed ten days before the July 1 deadline, forcing customers to...

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Red Rooster and Oporto to Get Rid of Single-Use Plastic Bags

Red Rooster and Oporto to Get Rid of Single-Use Plastic Bags

BROADSHEET Melbourne by STEPHANIE VIGILANTE   Parent company Craveable Brands says some restaurants will be plastic bag-free within a month. Red Rooster, Oporto and Western Australian fast-food chain Chicken Treat have begun to phase out single-use plastic bags...

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Mount Isa: Plastic bag ban reinforced at NRA forum

Mount Isa: Plastic bag ban reinforced at NRA forum

Published in The North West Star, Melissa North. Photo: Melissa North. L-R Cr Jean Ferris, David Stout and Cr Paul Stretton.  The government will enforce the plastic bag ban in Queensland with hefty fines, a meeting in Mount Isa on Tuesday has heard. The National...

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Noosa MP hosts Plastic Bag Ban Workshop

Noosa MP hosts Plastic Bag Ban Workshop

Noosa businesses are being urged to “bag” some information on their responsibilities under Queensland’s looming state-wide ban on light-weight plastic shopping bags, due to come into effect from July next year. The NRA will be in Noosa on Monday 30 October touring...

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Plastic bag bans around the world

Plastic bag bans around the world

As Queensland prepares to introduce a state-wide ban on lightweight plastic bags in July 2018, it is interesting to see how other states and countries have handled similar bag bans.

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