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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Transition Support Program

The Queensland Government will pursue an education-first approach and are committed to working with businesses to achieve the best environmental outcomes, while minimising unnecessary impacts to business.

To further assist businesses, the National Retail Association is providing a Transition Support Program which can provide a time-limited pause on enforcement for businesses which provide evidence they are experiencing genuine challenges outside their control, but have a clear plan and commitment to become compliant. To be eligible for this program, businesses must fulfil specific supply and reporting obligations.

Applications can be submitted below or by contacting NRA.

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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.

@townofvicpark absolutely representing! Great initiatives for the community never goes unnoticed! 
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Is your go to coffee shop one of the @gloriajeanscoffees? They have a cool range of keep cups available to purchase! If yours doesn’t have any stock, why not ask if they can get some in like the cool cats the @warwickgroveperth store! 
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Had a lovely chat and a lovely cone of ice cream with the @kuld_creamery team in Freo. No plastics whatsoever, so if you want to beat the heat, you know where to come! Just look at all these flavours that they can serve up.

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.

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Had a lovely chat with Bonnie over at @theflaminggalahfreo. The bar is totally plastic free in line with the ban, and they've got a great atmosphere -- perfect for relaxing on a hot afternoon! Highly recommend you stop by.

The Western Australian Government is implementing further bans on single-use plastics from 2023 to 2025. These include as coffee cups, lids, trays, bowls, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. Visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au to find out more.

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The lovely staff of @pretzelaus were so proud of their vibrant pink shop, so keen to share it, that we just had to make pink the focus. No photogenic faces this time, just their pink plastic-free packaging and their pink goodies. Seriously, if you love pretzels, come by! You won't regret it.

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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Welcome to @generalpublicperth where they offer the option for a cup library! Some great forward thinkers here and everyone has a keen eye for taking care of the planet. Thanks for taking the time to chat about the upcoming single use plastics ban guys! Keep up the awesome work. 

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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The reviews speak for themselves! @whippatisserieperth offer up the best plant based pastries there are. A shoutout to Laura for taking time to chat about the upcoming plastics bans. 

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
@delis_continental are serving up mouth watering sandwiches on fresh bread. Thanks so much to the team for chatting to us about the single use plastics ban. 

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 for having us Diane! Here at @gulpmtlawley they offer amazing teas and smoothies and also the ability to order online if you are in a rush! How convenient 😀 

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
What a fun little activity we spotted whilst walking through Inglewood. 

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
At @localandaesthetic they don’t mess around. These guys have been ahead of the curve and are serious about sustainability! Head on over for some awesome vibes. Whether you are popping past for food and coffee or simply browsing their retail shop, they are sure to deliver an aesthetic you need. 

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
Good vibes and great coffee! Pop into @miasanmia_perth for specialty coffee served sustainably. 

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
The team here at @jessiescafe_roastingco all up to date and on top of the single use plastics ban! Thanks for having us in store and giving a bit of a throwback to the bunny ears photobomb! Make sure to drop in for a coffee served with a smile.

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 Charlie over in @grilldburgers along Collie Street in Fremantle. This branch is 100% compliant with the ban! So if you want your burger without the taste of polymer, head on by!

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
@malibushakes_hillarys showcasing their sustainability! Thanks so much for having us in store and having a productive chat about the upcoming bans!

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
The team here at @kokoblackchocolate can’t help themselves! The chocolate is just too good not to eat! Thanks so much to the amazing team who I had the privilege of engaging with about the plastics bans. Keep up the awesome work! 

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
Stopped in at @tambakescakes and met non other than Tam herself! Offering some edible spoons as a sustainable alternative. What a great idea! 

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
Lovely view of Bather's Beach in Fremantle. Cool breeze, the smell of the sea -- and not a plastic cup of container in sight! The businesses here are doing a great job keeping aware of the ongoing plastics ban.

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
Nothing like Bon Scott's statue to make you feel like a rockstar! Love being at @cityoffremantle harbour spreading awareness of the ongoing plastic ban.

The Western Australian Government is implementing further bans on single-use plastics from 2023 to 2025. These include as coffee cups, lids, trays, bowls, take-away containers, and some forms of expanded plastic packaging. Visit www.plasticsbanwa.com.au to find out more.

#waplasticsban #realretail_au
Daniel at Marco’s Bakery @victoriaparkcentral has enjoyed the savings of not having to provide that automatic plastic bag to customers each visit! The #waplasticsban is a no brainer for this business owner! Stop by and support the good old fashioned bakery, and enjoy free parking for customers
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@d1vietnamesetuckshop had many positive things to say about the #waplasticsban and are very passionate about reducing landfill. They testify the eco friendly options available work well, including sauce containers, that don’t spill or crack like the plastic options currently in use! Thanks for the feedback! 
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First there was @sinamon_perth in Freo, now check out the gorgeous store @townofvicpark 
The eco friendly life chose them! 
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