End for plastic bags?
THE closing date is coming up on a discussion to get rid of single-use plastic shopping bags.
North Burnett Regional Council is conducting a survey for residents and business owners to have their say on the matter.
Last November, Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles released a public discussion paper to open up public discussion on the Palaszczuk Government’s proposed 2018 ban on plastic shopping bags.
“The scientific evidence about the harmful impacts of plastic in the environment is growing every day, and there is considerable support for a plastic bag ban,” Dr Miles said at the time.
Light-weight plastic bags are already banned in South Australia, the Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania. The discussion paper closes on February 27,
To take part in the council’s survey go to https://www.surveymonkey. com/r/NBRCPlasticBags.
The survey closes on Monday.
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