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 to see big brands doing their part to aim for sustainability! Found at 7 Eleven in Bentley along Albany Highway. Let's all encourage each other to work towards a greener future.

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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The lady Albatross herself! Just kidding, but she was super proud of her Cakery, the @ladyalbatrosscakery on George Street, East Fremantle. No plastics! Great to see more businesses taking the state ban on plastics seriously. Keep it up!

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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Lovely to see Michael from @nourishmewholefoods in East Fremantle again. He was super into sustainability both times and is even running a little program where you get your drinks in a cup that you just have to return. Saves on the waste for sure! Awesome work mate, keep it 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.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Met the awesome team of @pretzelaus in Fremantle's Market street. Awesome to see them keeping aware of the state plastic ban. Because pretzels do taste so much better in a clean environment 🙂

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
A cozy and plastic-free environment over at @wise_child_wine_store in Fremantle. Lovely to see more bottle shops getting their empty bottles recycled! Every little bit we can keep out of landfills helps a ton. 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
Had a lovely chat with the folks of @kakulassisterfremantle, where you can find some truly extraordinary goods all contained in non-plastic and compostable containers. They've got their mind all up in sustainability, great work 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
Mmm chocolate! This beautiful assortment on display over at @coalriverfarm in Freo was one big temptation! Glad to see them using fully compostable materials in line with the state plastic ban. All the better to taste chocolates in 🙂

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
Such great energy from the owners of Fremantle Mini-Mart on Cantonment street. These proud folks are happy to do their part to inform customers and keep plastics out of our environment. Keep it up 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
Got a warm welcome from @clancysfremantle who are proud to announce: no plastics! Come and have a bite and a drink, it tastes better without single use waste.

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
Sculptor Pietro Porcelli in King's Square, Fremantle. A lovely artwork of someone making art. A beautiful reminder that with time and effort, we can make wondrous things -- like a plastic free environment!

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
Walking around Fremantle, we're reminded what an amazing job people are doing at keeping plastic waste to a minimum. Case in point: the great team over at @shortorderburgerco along William Street who are not only using compostable materials, but also making sure they recycle every bit they can. Keep up the great work 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
Had the chance to chat with Dave from @darawnaturecoffeelounge in Fremantle again. He's lovely to have a conversation with and it's great to see his businesses flourishing. If you want good vibes and great coffee, come see him for sure!

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
Big shout out to @bread_in_common and @bottletophill in Freo for their warm welcome! Great to see businesses taking steps to reduce plastic waste in our environment. Great food and drink doesn't have to come with plastic, after all!

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
Great to see a familiar face! Simon over at @mothervanna  in Fremantle have been thriving since our last visit. Even better is he's doing his best to keep plastics out of his store and our environment. Great seeing you again mate!

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
Jade and the rest of the team over at @get.chunky East Vic Park were enthusiastic about the state plastic ban and are eager to do their part to keep our environment clean. You go 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
Meet Cheah, one of the amazing staff of @sedapplace  in East Vic Park. They're proud to move away from plastics to help keep our environment clean. Keep up the great work guys! We all have our part to play 🙂

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
Happy to see that @royalcnb in East Victoria Park has gone green! They made the switch away from plastics long ago, absolutely lovely to see. Awesome work guys!

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
Had a great talk with this energetic pair over at @sanctumcafe in East Vic Park. Happy to see them keeping aware of the state plastic ban -- and their awesome energy when serving food and drink is just the cherry on top. Great work guys!

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
They say imitation is the best form of flattery -- and really we are flattered! Kongs Oriental Supermarket in East Vic Park printed out info from our brochure to display for all customers. It's amazing to see some businesses really trying to keep things green and snow others how to do the same!

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
Someone's a fan of local community events. And who can blame them? @piyawatthesweetery promoting local events. A great topic of conversation while you eat and drink out of plastic free containers. Fewer plastics means greener events!

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
Mother's Day raffle? An awesome sign and a wholesome initiative from @regencyretro to make Mother's Day more memorable! Great to see more and more community events to bring us all closer together 🙂 Even better when they don't involve single-use plastic!

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
Gentle reminder from @sondercoffeeperth to bring your own reusable cup! Awesome to see them leading by example and going all in on environmentally friendly containers and practices. Keep up the awesome work! We all share a responsibility to protect our environment.

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
Happy to see that @d1vietnamesetuckshop have done a stellar job switching away from plastics with no issues at all. Every effort from everyone counts when it comes to protecting our environment. Let's keep it 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.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Sweet cakes and great coffee being served over at @baking_corner2022. The team proudly serves with smiles and plastic free containers. Great to see more businesses choosing to go green!

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