PLASTIC BAG BAN TO BE INTRODUCED 1 JULY 2018
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.