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Plastic bag ban to commence 1 July 2018

Jun 28, 2018 | Front Page Feature, News


Did you know that the Queensland Government is taking action to protect our unique environment and wildlife through the introduction of a ban on the supply of single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags on 1 July 2018?

From 1 July 2018, retailers are no longer able to supply single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags less than 35 microns in thickness to customers, for free or at a charge, including compostable, degradable and biodegradable bags.

The ban therefore applies to ALL retailers in Queensland including market-stall holders and organisations which supply single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags.

The ban does not include plastic bags such as

  • multiple-use heavyweight reusable plastic shopping bags that supermarkets generally sell
  • single-use heavyweight ‘department store’ plastic shopping bags
  • fruit and vegetable bags for unpackaged perishable food items
  • bags that are integral to the packaging of an item
  • kitchen tidy bags or bin liners
  • nappy bags
  • dog poo bags

View the fact sheet here.

For further information refer to the Queensland Government website or contact Council’s Environmental Services team by phone 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council.