1 July 2020
Single-use plastic takeaway items such as straws, stirrers, cutlery, coffee cups, containers and heavyweight bags are amongst the most littered and wasteful items in Australia and threaten both wildlife and habitat.
According to the latest Clean Up Australia National Rubbish Report, 36 per cent of all litter is plastic waste with plastic foodware amongst the most littered.
Getting rid of takeaway plastic packaging will only happen when governments ban these unnecessary products. It’s also about all of us taking personal action, showing it’s necessary and possible.
Wildlife Queensland has called for a state ban on single-use plastic takeaway items and supports its partner the Boomerang Alliance in calling for all State and Territory Governments to ban single-use plastic takeaway items in 2021. Can you support us and take the Plastic Free July Challenge today? Many people taking action will increase the pressure on governments and business.
Just head to the Plastic Free July website (https://www.plasticfreejuly.org) to join up and take action. You have many options from getting started to going plastic-free and plenty of things in between.
Single-Use Plastic Free Queensland campaign
Find out more about Wildlife Queensland’s Single-use Plastic Free Queensland campaign. You’ll also find a list of useful resources and publications on the page.