It’s in the bag Queensland

Did you know that Queenslanders use close to one billion plastic shopping bags every year.

That is why effective 1 July 2018 it is illegal for any retailer to supply single use lightweight plastic shopping bags in Queensland.

   The ban will apply to the following bags:
– lightweight plastic bags, less than 35 microns thick with handles (“singlet” bags) including compostable, degradable and biodegradable bags.
It does not include barrier bags like those used for fresh produce, nor does it apply to heavy weight reusable plastic bags.

This law applies to all stores and retailers – including takeaway food, pharmacies, even markets.

So remember your reusable bags or purchase one today.

It is a small change in our routine for big impact on keeping Queensland beautiful.

Learn more about the QLD bag ban: