Single-use plastic ban
From 1 September 2021, single-use plastic straws, stirrers, plates, bowls, cutlery, and expanded polystyrene takeaway food containers and cups will be banned across Queensland.
The ban applies to all not-for-profit organisations and businesses, however businesses that provide support to people with disability or healthcare needs—such as hospitals, dental clinics, medical clinics, pharmacies, aged care facilities and medical suppliers—are exempt.
So if you’re out enjoying a meal or drink at your favourite takeaway, market stall, café or bar, you will find these single-use plastic items are no longer available, or have been replaced with products made from more sustainable materials. Supermarkets, discount shops, and party shops will also no longer sell these items once the ban begins.