PLAS­TIC BAG BAN TO BE IN­TRO­DUCED 1 JULY 2018

Central and North Burnett Times - - NORTH BURNETT NEWS -

Did you know that the Queens­land Govern­ment is tak­ing ac­tion to pro­tect our unique en­vi­ron­ment and wildlife through the in­tro­duc­tion of a ban on the sup­ply of sin­gle-use light­weight plas­tic shop­ping bags on 1 July 2018?

From 1 July 2018, re­tail­ers are no longer able to sup­ply sin­gle-use light­weight plas­tic shop­ping bags less than 35 mi­crons in thick­ness to cus­tomers, for free or at a charge, in­clud­ing com­postable, degrad­able and biodegrad­able bags.

The ban there­fore ap­plies to ALL re­tail­ers in Queens­land in­clud­ing mar­ket-stall hold­ers and or­gan­i­sa­tions which sup­ply sin­gle-use light­weight plas­tic shop­ping bags.

The ban does not in­clude plas­tic bags such as: mul­ti­ple-use heavy­weight re­us­able plas­tic shop­ping bags that su­per­mar­kets gen­er­ally sell; sin­gle-use heavy­weight ‘de­part­ment store’ plas­tic shop­ping bags; fruit and veg­etable bags for un­pack­aged per­ish­able food items; bags that are in­te­gral to the pack­ag­ing of an item; kitchen tidy bags or bin lin­ers; nappy bags, and; dog poo bags.

Plan for the ban now...

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion re­fer to the Queens­land Govern­ment web­site https://www.qld.gov.au/ en­vi­ron­ment/pol­lu­tion/man­age­ment/waste/ plas­tic-bags or con­tact Coun­cil’s En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices team by phone 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email ad­min@north­bur­nett.qld.gov.au.

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