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.
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.
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.
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…