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Qld is single-use plastic free

After years of campaigning, today is the end of times for single-use plastic items – including plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, plates, bowls and expanded polystyrene cups and containers – which are all banned in Queensland from 1 September 2021.

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Plastic free July competition pack showing prizes

Plastic Free July has finished and we’ve chosen the winners of our competition, but focusing on waste reduction every day means less stress for the planet.

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Boomerang Alliance and Wildlife Queensland oppose any release of helium and other lighter-than-air balloons.

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Plastic Free July Competition

Today marks the start of Plastic Free July – a global campaign that runs annually from 1 – 31 July. Tell us what you’re doing to reduce plastic waste this July in 100 words or less to WIN 1 of 5 great prize packs.

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Green waste

Of 232 councils in Australia with green waste collection services, only 8 councils in Queensland offer such a service-and only on an opt-in basis, reports Toby Hutcheon.

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Breaching whale

In an historic decision, the Queensland Parliament unanimously passed the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment Bill 2020 today to ban certain single-use plastics from use.

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Clean Up Australia 2020

Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday, 7 March. Wildlife Queensland branches are once again hosting clean up events throughout the state and encourage residents to get involved.

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The Queensland Government has just introduced legislation to ban plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery and plates/bowls in Queensland. Subject to consultation, it will include expanded polystyrene (foam) cups and clamshell containers.

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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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