Author: Amanda Evans
Date Posted:16 March 2021
As part of Queensland's plan to tackle plastic pollution, and following support from the community, retailers and industry organisations, the supply of the following single-use plastic items will be banned in Queensland:
- straws: regular straws, flexible straws, straws with a scoop, cocktail straws and bubble tea straws
- cutlery: knives, forks, spoons, teaspoons, sample tasting spoons, soup spoons, chopsticks, splayds and sporks
- bowls and plates
- stirrers: hot or cold drink stirrers, swizzle sticks and hot or cold food stirrers
- expanded polystyrene takeaway food containers and cups, for example ‘clamshell’ style containers.
The ban will start on 1 September 2021.
For more information, please use the following link:
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