Have your say: banning plastic bags

30 May 2018


On 1 July 2018, Queensland joins with South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the ACT in banning lightweight plastic bags. Western Australia will follow. The major supermarkets will also ban lightweight plastic bags in all states. The bans will drastically reduce plastic bag litter.

In Queensland we use over 900 million plastic bags every year. Most end up in landfill but an estimated 16 million become litter. Those littered bags represent a major threat to wildlife and the environment, while those in landfill undermine resource recovery and are symbolic of our wasteful habits.

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