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:
Cutlery including chopsticks
Unenclosed single-use plastic bowls or plates
Single-use takeaway food containers and cups made from expanded polystyrene (EPS).
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 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
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.