Plastic bag ban to commence 1 July 2018
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.