We’re taking action to fight the growing problem of plastic waste and pollution.
From 1 September 2021 we’re banning single-use plastic straws, stirrers, plates and bowls, cutlery and expanded polystyrene takeaway food containers and cups.
The ban applies to all Queensland not-for-profit organisations and businesses. Except those businesses which are exempt so they can continue to support people with disability or healthcare needs.
Take the time now to consider if you need to replace a banned item. There are plenty of alternative items that are made from paper, bamboo and other materials.
Or you could use compostable plastic products but make sure they comply with one of these Australian Standards AS 4736-2006 or AS5810-2010.
To find out more visit the website.
Authorised by the Queensland Government Brisbane.