single use plastic ban

More single-use plastic items are being phased out in Queensland

Over the next 5 years, the Queensland Government will implement bans and other measures to help minimise waste and protect our environment. The National Retail Association has been engaged to help businesses learn more about these initiatives and how to move towards more sustainable choices

From businesses in Queensland are no longer able to supply:

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Plastic shopping bags which do not meet new requirements

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Expanded polystyrene loose-fill packaging

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Cotton buds with plastic stems

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Plastic microbeads

The release of a lighter-than-air balloon will also be banned.

The following items are in Queensland.

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Single-use plastic straws & stirrers

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Single-use plastic cutlery

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Single-use plastic bowls & plates

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Expanded polystyrene takeaway food containers & cups

Some exemptions apply

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Free information sessions are being held online from June 2023.

These sessions are designed for all businesses (of any size or type) to receive an overview of the ban, ask questions, receive practical advice, and hear what other businesses are doing.

The National Retail Association team is visiting thousands of retailers across the state.

Check out what other retailers are doing to comply with the ban.

Great talking with @funkymomos in Victoria Park again! Apart from serving up amazing food, these guys also take sustainability seriously. Give them a visit -- awesome work guys!

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Had an awesome discussion with the lovely people of @looseproduce about recycling and sustainability. These guys are all over it and encouraging everyone to do the same! If you needed a place to drop off your bottles to make sure they stay out of the environment, give them a visit over in Vic Park.

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Had a really productive chat with @cakebycake_au. The owner expressed a deep passion for recycling and sustainability and encourages everyone to do their part. After all, aren't delicious cakes more enjoyable when you have them in a clean environment? We think so! Give these guys a visit, you won't regret it 🙂

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Had a great chat with @fallow_perth on William Street and am excited to see them really doing their part for the environment. Recycling and proper rubbish disposal is something we can all do and these guys are a great example. Come visit them and see what they can offer you!

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Great to see @singularcoffeecompany in Northbridge doing their part to recycle and keep the environment clean! That on top of their usual offerings of amazing coffee makes them a great example of responsible business practice. Great job guys, keep it up!

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Had an insightful chat with the team of @cheekywaffles over at William Street. Fascinating business with some interesting waffle offerings, definitely check them out! Also great to see they've got their mind on sustainability and doing their part for the environment.

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Had an amazing time chatting with Allison and the team of @florafauna_perth over at Aberdeen Street! This great-vibes Cafe is doing their part to promote and practice sustainability, and in about a month they'll be moving to 3 Cantonment Street in Fremantle! Give them a visit whenever they are and you'll have a great time with good food and good company 🙂 

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Awesome to see @nbcbeerland in Northbridge serving great drinks while also doing their part for the environment! This lovely establishment on Lake Street have managed to successfully implement a great service that also practices sustainability and responsibility. Keep up the awesome work guys!

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Come visit @braddocksdispensary in Aberdeen Street, Northbridge! They're a cozy cafe that serves great coffee and eats with a warm smile and a mind for the environment. Nothing better than enjoying a coffee knowing you're preserving our natural world.

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Had a great chat with the folks of @dinebyarrivalhall in Northbridge! This lovely cafe in Aberdeen Street are doing their part to recycle and practice proper rubbish disposal. Good on you guys, keep it up!

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@zerolatencyperth have got such a cool thing going with their VR game rooms. And they promote recycling and sustainability too! You see, taking care of the environment doesn't have to be boring or hard. Keep up the awesome work guys!

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Great to see new businesses thriving! @gogohubperth are a new business set up in Aberdeen Street, Northbridge. Lovely atmosphere -- even better because they're all about sustainability and recycling. Give them a visit and see what they've got!

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Had an absolutely lovely time chatting with the team of @holeymoleygolf in Lake Street, Northbridge. These guys know the score: they're all in on recycling and environmental waste management. The perfect place to visit if you wanna chill and be around fun and vibrant people! Such as the amazing tismepyper.s -- local actress and all around jolly gal!

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Had a great time speaking with the lovely team of @cafepastelperth in William Street! These folks are all over proper rubbish disposal and recycling -- not to mention making some top-tier desert tarts! The aromas were something else, definitely give them a visit if you're in the area.

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Great chatting with the team of @outbackjacksnorthbridge in Northbridge! Awesome to see businesses doing their part to recycle and keep our environment clean. They're just a ton of fun too, with cool decor and challenges to keep patrons engaged. Give them a visit if you're in the area!

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Had a great chat with @hanabingaustralia over at Newcastle Street in Perth. Some amazing desserts in there that drew us in! Super awesome to see them doing their part by recycling, too. Come and give them a visit great job guys!

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Great talking to the folks of @theaviaryperth. Amazing work from these guys doing recycling and keeping waste to a minimum! We can all do our part to practice environmental sustainability and keep our bit of the world clean. Give them a visit at night for a great time!

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Had a nice and insightful chat with the team of @mo_espresso in Perth's Trinity Arcade. Awesome to see these guys doing their part to recycle and keep waste out of the environment. Give them a visit and stay a while, they have a lovely and relaxing atmosphere.

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Loving the vibe of @furaiboperth , where they serve great drinks while keeping their mind on sustainability and recycling. It's great to see more businesses wanting to preserve our environment. Give them a visit as show up support! Awesome work guys.

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Had a lovely chat with the folks of @rosso_espresso in St Georges Terrace. Awesome folks who keep recycling and sustainability in mind! And they serve up some awesome coffee -- practically a necessity these cold winter days!

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@communitycoffeeco along St Georges Terrace in Perth are doing a real stellar job keeping their waste to a minimum! Recycling and proper waste management helps them keep their environment clean and their coffee great -- something crucial during winter especially! Keep up the awesome work guys.

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Great talking to the team of Arlo in Brookfield Place in the Perth CBD! Awesome to see more businesses doing their part to recycle and reduce waste present in the environment. Keep it up you guys!

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The lovely team of @arirangaustralia in Perth's Barrack Street are proud to say they do their recycling. Their dedication to good food goes hand in hand with their care for the environment: food tastes better when the environment is healthy and clean!

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