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NEWS & MEDIA

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

 

 

SEE WHAT OTHER RETAILERS ARE DOING

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 🥳🥳🥳 #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 🛍 🛍🛍 #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 📦 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 🌟💫!! Amazing work !! #qld #qldbagban #bagban #ecobags #groovybags #queensland #ipswich #booval #groovybags #savingtheplanet #changingforthebetter #ecobags #purplebags #fashion #retail #shopping #womensfashion

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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