Queensland cancels single-use plastic

THE Queensland Government is taking giant steps to reduce the amount of single-use plastic that gets consumed in the Sunshine State.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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