Single Use Plastics - Queensland

As the World comes together to nurture our planet, Australia is doing their part in progressively banning single use plastics state-by-state, in line with the 2025 National Packaging Targets – but as each phase out rolls out,

it can be very tricky to navigate. As a result, we will help break it down for you!

Here's where we're at for Queensland!


Prohibited from the sale, supply or distribution in Queensland, effective 1st Sept 2021:

  • Straws

  • Stirrers

  • Swizzle sticks

  • Cutlery including chopsticks

  • Food picks

  • Unenclosed single-use plastic bowls or plates

  • Single-use takeaway food containers and cups made from expanded polystyrene (EPS).


  • Serving utensils

  • Items included in shelf-ready pre-packaged food and beverage items (example: straw on a juice-box)

  • Bowls or plates in shelf-ready pre-packaged food and beverage items

  • Servingware, or other takeaway containers

  • EPS trays

  • EPS business-to-business transport containers

  • EPS in shelf-ready pre-packaged goods


  • Clinics or facilities that provide care to persons with a disability or healthcare needs

  • Hospitals

  • Dental clinics

  • Medical clinics

  • Pharmacies

  • Aged care facilities

  • Medical suppliers and manufacturers/ distributors which supply to these organisations.


While we're doing everything we can to stay up to date with the latest news, you can find the most recent information on the Queensland Government Website.

Content correct at time of publishing.

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