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Please see the latest social media, news and media releases relating to the Queensland plastic bag ban below.
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Biodegradable bags less than 35 microns thick are included in the plastic bag ban, unlike other states…read more
The new legislation bans single-use, lightweight shopping bags with handles and a thickness under 35 microns, whether made of HDPE* plastic, biodegradable, or degradable material.read more
The Queensland plastic bag ban will come into effect on 1 July 2018 after extensive consultation with retail and environment groups. Follow these steps to prepare for a smooth transition…read more
Did you know that businesses are not required to provide a shopping bag. Many retailers are taking the ban as an opportunity to reconsider what bags, if any, they offerread more
Not all plastic bags will be banned when the QLD bag ban comes into effect but retailers need to be careful when considering their optionsread more
Queenslanders can look forward to cleaner parks, beaches and public areas as the state now has a container refund scheme and a ban on plastic shopping bags ready to start next year.read more
From 1 July 2018, retailers will not be allowed to provide lightweight plastic bags due to the plastic bag ban provisions in the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017 passed in September 2017 by the Queensland Government.read more
The National Retail Association (NRA) has commended SPAR Supermarket Alexandra Headland owners Bruce & Sue Luchterhand on their decision to go plastic bag free at their store from 1st September 2017.read more
Approximately 900 million lightweight plastic bags are used in Queensland each year with costs to the environment and economyread more
Businesses have been urged to “bag” some information on their responsibilities under Queensland’s looming state-wide ban on light-weight plastic shopping bags, which will come into force from July next year. The National Retail Association has worked with the State...read more
Retail giant Woolworths Group leads the way in phasing-out plastic bags, today announcing its voluntary commitment to eliminate single-use plastic bag use across its entire retail…read more
BAG BANS: NEWS FROM AROUND THE NATION
- Queensland becomes leader on plastic pollution
- How ‘nudge theory’ can help shops avoid a backlash over plastic bag bans
- Victoria open to ‘going it alone’ on plastic bag ban if national deal not reached
- Plastic bag ban: ‘You don’t actually need a plastic bin liner to put your rubbish out’
- Woolworths, Coles and Harris Farm Markets ditch plastic bags
- Plastic bags in the firing line as public figures line up to trash inaction in NSW, Victoria and WA
- What difference did the plastic bag ban make to Canberra’s waste?