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plastic straws

With South Australia, the first state to ban key single-use plastic items such as straws, cutlery and beverage stirrers – it’s now urgent other states also move on this plastic pollution, the Boomerang Alliance of 52 groups said today.

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Reusable cup

Read the latest update on single-use plastics in Queensland, including information about the proposed ban status, BYO coffee cups under COVID-19 and proposed national mandated targets for plastic reductions and recovery.

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plastic straws

The Queensland Government tabled legislation yesterday, 15 July, to ban plastic takeaway straws, stirrers, cutlery, plates and bowls. The legislation will now go to a Parliamentary Committee for review and should be passed into law in the next few months.

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Plastic Free July

Join the challenge … choose to refuse single-use plastic this Plastic Free July!

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disposables

Wildlife Queensland and its partner The Boomerang Alliance have welcomed the reopening of cafes, restaurants and food outlets, as long as they can be managed as COVID-safe places.

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Single-use plastics

Support the Queensland Government’s proposed ban on single-use plastics and say ‘see ya later’ to plastic waste!

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plastic waste

Wildlife Queensland supports a call on the federal government by the Boomerang Alliance and WWF-Australia to mandate that 100 per cent of plastic packaging will be reusable, compostable or recyclable by 2025.

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Wildlife Queensland, in partnership with the Boomerang Alliance, achieved some positive outcomes for the environment and wildlife this year as part of our campaign to reduce plastic pollution and litter in Queensland.

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Wildlife Queensland has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan which includes a proposed ban on single-use takeaway plastics.

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Plastic pollution

Australia’s environment ministers will meet on 8 November to decide the future of recycling in Australia and discuss urgent action on plastic pollution. Wildlife Queensland sent a letter of recommendations to Minister Enoch.

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