THE Queensland Government is taking giant steps to reduce the amount of single-use plastic that gets consumed in the Sunshine State.
A single-use plastic items ban will be implemented in Queensland on 1 September 2021.
According to the Queensland Government, many single-use plastic items are part of the growing issue of plastic waste and pollution.
Single-use plastic items that will be banned in Queensland from the beginning of September include: straws, stirrers, plates and bowls, cutlery and expanded polystyrene takeaway food containers and cups.
All Queensland businesses and not-for-profit organisations will be required to stop supplying the banned single-use plastic items after the ban kicks in.
However, some businesses can still supply the banned items after 1 September to ensure people with disabilities or healthcare needs can still access them.
The poster copied below includes more details and links from the Queensland Government.