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.

Check out @yourstrulysubiaco if you love good vibes and great coffee! Thanks for having us guys! 

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.
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@littlerokebycafe serving up Grand Central Coffee so you know its good! And they are all served in compostable cups and lids! Thanks to the team for having us! Love your work guys ☕️
With Anzac day coming up, this Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial stands at the centre of Rokeby Road. 

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.
#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had a great chat with the team at The Vale Bakery and Patisserie. These great folks are taking compliance with the state plastic ban seriously. They even put up our brochure so they had a reference for all the ban details. They make some really great pies -- highly recommend you visit!

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
A few weeks ago we stopped by Pizza Express in Harrisdale and met Anu. Here she is again in her own store, Pizza Rider! Find them on Faceook. What a happy coincidence and great to meet a familiar face. Just like last time, no plastics either 🙂

More changes to the WA Plastic Ban are being introduced on March 1 & September 1 this year. These will affect plastic coffee cups, lids, bowls, trays, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. For more information visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au.

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Be sure to pop into @cafemelograno for an awesome cup of coffee and sustainability! Great vibe in this place with friendly service from the team. Thanks for having us guys! 

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.
#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Out and about in Subiaco today, be sure to pop past the mini museum to learn about the history surrounding Subiaco! 

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.
#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
@lakers_tavern had some interesting signs for their bar. Certainly drew our attention! But what really made the visit awesome was their complete lack of plastic items and compliance with the state plastic ban. Keep up the great work guys.

More changes to the WA Plastic Ban are being introduced on March 1 & September 1 this year. These will affect plastic coffee cups, lids, bowls, trays, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. For more information visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au.

#WAPlasticsBan #realretail_au
Walked into @afghan_traditional_fashion and was immediately struck by their collection of beautiful dresses. Not something you see everyday for sure! What a great shop that sells unique and stylish dresses and don't supply any banned plastic. If you or anyone you know want try out something new and extravagant, give them a visit!

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Visited @meispatisserie in Thornlie Square Shopping Centre, where they bake goodies fresh everyday. The gentleman behind the counter gave us a warm welcome but was a bit too busy baking to be in the photo, so just have a look at what he made! And the business is doing its best to keep plastics out of the store, which is always a bonus 🙂 Come visit!

More efforts to reduce plastic pollution in Western Australia are currently underway. Throughout 2024 - 2025 the WA Government is banning more plastic items such as coffee cups, lids, trays, bowls, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. Be sure to check out www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
What a stunning location @hummingbirdbusselton is. Plastic free, aesthetically pleasing and friendly staff! You can’t go wrong! 
#waplasticban #realretail_au
Let’s talk Augusta! Could you find a friendlier town? Talking #waplasticban with #realretail_au I was beyond welcomed, so when you head down south Perthians, stop by for a cuppa, grab some fish and chips, or pop into the amazing IGA and replenish those road trips snacks and support WA businesses and soak up the underrated scenery and atmosphere!
You’ll find these bad boys all over the South West! 
Leading the way with the #waplasticban 
Whether you’re the owner, the kitchen hand or customer, the South West knows their legislation and have been applying it! #realretail_au
Every Westie knows about @dunsboroughbakery 
Known for their high quality baked treats! Plastic free and living the the dream! 
#waplasticban #realretail_au
Well that’s a wrap for the Margaret River Pro! Soaking up the atmosphere while talking #waplasticban with #realretail_au 
Who doesn’t love the fresh Margaret River air, and them clean plastic free Margaret River streets?
@lawleysbakery wanted to show off their newly baled goods, all of which get served without any plastic! The team's warm smiles and great service combine with their awesome sustainability practices -- we definitely recommend giving them a visit!

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had a lovely chat with the team of @engineroomespresso6006, where they're doing their best to spread the message of environmental sustainability. No plastics, just good food and reusable food and drink containers. They even had a whole shelf dedicated to them!

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Walking through North Perth and we stumbled upon this beautiful landmark church, the Macedonian Orthodox Church of St. Nikola. This domed building helps create the perfect atmosphere for leisurely walks and long stays at cafes. And not a single piece of plastic in sight! Businesses here are really giving it their all.

More changes to the WA Plastic Ban are being introduced on March 1 & September 1 this year. These will affect plastic coffee cups, lids, bowls, trays, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. For more information visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had to stop by @fiorentinaangovest when we saw the cakes and biscuits they had on the shelf. These handbaked goodies are sure to brighten up anyone's day -- and it all comes plastic free! The business is really doing their part to keep plastics out of the environment. Keep up the great work!

More efforts to reduce plastic pollution in Western Australia are currently underway. Throughout 2024 - 2025 the WA Government is banning more plastic items such as coffee cups, lids, trays, bowls, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. Be sure to check out www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
@angovekitchenespressobar are putting in the work to make their business sustainable and environmentally friendly. And they're quite proud of their drinks -- they put up a sign and everything! So if you're feeling thirsty and find yourself in North Perth, we highly recommend checking them out.

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Thanks so much to the team @louve_cafe for chatting to us about the upcoming plastics bans! Love the vibe of this place, beautiful hidden gem. Be sure to pop through! 

Businesses across Western Australia are making preparations for the upcoming WA Plastics Ban coming into effect on March 1 & September 1 this year. Head to www.plasticsbanwa.com.au for more details.
#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au