Days numbered for plastic bag use
PLASTIC bags will be banned across Queensland from July 1, 2018.
The legislation passed the Queensland parliament on Tuesday night.
Local Boomerang Bag Whitsunday advocate Barb Adamson said the decision was a long time coming. Nevertheless, she said, it was a cause for celebration.
“I’ve known since 2016 that they unanimously agreed to do it in 2018 – and my question then was why does it take so long?” she said.
“That’s when I decided to start Boomerang Bags.”
The purpose of Boomerang Bags is for customers who forget their own eco-friendly bags to use them and return to specific retailers for their next shop.
Eco Barge Clean Seas founder Libby Edge said the plastic bag ban would be a big move in the right direction.
“We have got to reduce our plastic usage because there is a direct linkage between plastic and the health of our marine environment,” she said.