The NRA have been travelling across Queensland over the past few months helping retailers prepare for the plastic bag ban.
We recently met with over 200 retailers in the Wide Bay region (including Bundaberg, Childers, Hervey Bay and Gympie) and were impressed with so many local businesses either not using plastic bags at all or preparing to transition away from banned bags.
Here are just a few examples…
Everything but the bike
An amazing store with motorbike accessories in Bundaberg’s CBD – using great branded paper bags which are recyclable and reusable.
Koodo’s Boutique sells exquisite cakes and edible gifts in their cafe in Bundaberg. Rikki-Mae (all dressed up for Halloween) shows off their paper bags which comes with a hand-written “thank-you”.
Farmer and Sun and Cafe by Farmer and Sun
Generations of farmers have led the way by going plastic bag free at Farmer and Sun, located in Southside Town Centre, Gympie. This grocery store and cafe even use paper bags for produce – read their full story here >>
Though they are still in the process of phasing out plastic carry bags, Star Liquor in Southside, Gympie are reusing stock boxes and have a great way to store them.
We got talking with Dawn in Gympie as her trolley was loaded up with reusable bags. When asked whether she found it hard to not use plastic carry bags, Dawn replied: “When you see what waste does to animals, the decision is easy.”
How is your business managing the plastic bag ban?
We’d love to hear from you – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- See what other retailers are doing to prepare for the ban >>
- What bags are banned? >>
- 5 steps to managing the plastic bag ban as a business >>
- Resources and signage for businesses >>