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.

Awesome to see another branch of @iloveyochi proudly going green! The great team over on Fremantle's South Terrace have the same lovely and energetic vibe as all their other locations. If you're in the area and crave some eco friendly treats, hit them 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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Great visit to @vanillabeanespresso in Fremantle's South Terrace again -- was lovely to see San and the team have been doing great under the state plastic ban! These guys are all about sustainability, great eats and great coffee. Definitely pass by if you get the chance!

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 a great chat with the team of @abhis_bread along South Terrace in South Fremantle. They're proudly plastic free and wanted to tell you that they've got all your bread needs and desires covered (just look at those awards!) Feel free to stop by, they'd love to meet you 🙂

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
Spoke with the great team of @ootongandlincoln in South Fremantle. They're a little camera shy but proudly plastic free! The scents as we walked in were heavenly, would definitely recommend a visit if you're in the area! Keep up the great work everyone -- we can make our environment cleaner and safer for all.

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
Awesome to see @roastingwarehousesf in South Fremantle again! They've got their minds on sustainability just like last time and wanted to show off the range of coffee they can serve you in compostable cups and lids. Amazing work guys, 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.

#WAPlasticsBan #RealRetail_au
Had a chat with the great team of @littleloaf_lunch_bar in South Fremantle. Amazing people -- great baked items and a great atmosphere! They're doing their part to move away from single use plastics. 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
Had an amazing chat with Hollie and Ian over at @southbeachhotelfreo during our revisit. Hollie and the business are proud advocates for sustainability and Ian was a patron who wanted to get in on the photo 🙂 lovely folks who love their environment. Come down and have a drink, they have a stellar atmosphere.

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
It was great revisiting @thirdwheelsouthfreo in South Fremantle's South Terrace. No single use plastics just like last time! And they serve some amazing coffee and iced tea. If you're in the area, give them a visit. Super friendly and passionate about the environment. 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 a lovely chat with the owner of @healshealth on Beaufort Street in Inglewood. Great to see businesses going sustainable! They offer a wide variety of healthy products so that both you and the environment can keep being at their best. Come visit and see what they've got!

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
Walked into @pietrogelateria and was super glad to see the business taking sustainability to heart! Lovely ice cream served in compostable containers that are environmentally friendly -- can't ask for more than that. 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 a lovely chat with the ladies of @sistasonbeaufort , where their service comes with a smile 🙂 They're proud and single-use plastic free and invite everyone to come over. Seriously, drop by! They have a great vibe and serve great stuff.

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
Caught the amazing crew of @secondelicafe on Beaufort Street at a busy moment, but they were more than happy to have a quick chat about how they no longer use single-use use plastics. Awesome! Lovely to see more business making our environment just a little bit better. As you can see, they're quite proud of their paper cups 🙂

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
@buttercrumbs_au along Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley are proudly plastic-free! Awesome to see more businesses striving to protect our environment while still producing top quality product -- in this case, cakes! Give them a visit if your sweet tooth is acting up 🙂

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 of @lotusonbeaufort. Their selection of Asian fusion food was a sight to behold and oh so tempting! Even better is they're doing their part to go sustainable and have switched away from single use plastics. Great work guys! And if you're craving something delicious, you know where to go 🙂

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
The Tandem Riders sculpture on Beaufort Street were made by husband and wife team Gillie and Marc as a testament to the vibrancy and life along the busy street. An absolutely appropriate notion, given how all the businesses here are thriving and doing their best to keep plastics out of the 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
Had a chat with the vibrant team of @iloveyochi on Beaufort Street. These lovely ladies are serving great treats with a smile and no plastic 🙂 awesome to see more businesses doing their part to protect the environment. Keep it up folks!

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 chat with the team of @yeslemon.au , where they've managed to switch all their materials to compostable variants. Now you can enjoy their amazing drinks knowing that no plastics to into the environment. Amazing 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
Caught the lovely team of Black Cherries Espresso in the Fremantle Markets taking pictures of their coffee! These two ladies were happy to share that they're all into protecting our environment with compostable materials and reusable materials! So great to see businesses doing their part, keep it up everyone!

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
Found @coreciderhouse in the Fremantle Markets! A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. Awesome to see one of WA's most stories businesses expanding and doing their part to keep plastics in our environment to a minimum. Give them a visit everyone, their cider is absolutely sublime.

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
Busy busy at the Fremantle Markets! The team of the Bratwurst Bar are serving up hot hot goods fresh off the frier -- we missed the quick smile they gave us before they had to get back to cooking! That's all good, it's great to see businesses thriving and keeping aware of the state plastic ban. If you're craving something hearty, you know where to come.

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 vibes and energy coming from the great team at @gozbarfreo in the Fremantle Markets! Honestly nothing gets to us quite like a fresh gozlome served free of plastics 🙂 They're always super packed so you know they do it right! Come 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
Busy day at @allegria_cafe in Beaumaris Shopping Centre, we could hardly get a good angle in! Luckily one of the lovely team had a spare moment. Great to see more businesses getting into recycling and reducing plastic waste. Awesome 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