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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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Turtle with plastic bag

Wildlife Queensland took over the Plastic Bag Free Queensland campaign from Queensland Conservation Council in January 2015 and with our colleagues, the Boomerang Alliance who focused on a container refund scheme for bottles and cans, set about lobbying for both a plastic bag ban and container refund scheme. Our Single-use Plastic Free Queensland campaign has gained widespread support and seen some extremely positive wins for wildlife…

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