As of 1st September, Queensland will be introducing bans on certain single-use plastics, including plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, bowls, plates, and expanded polystyrene cups and containers.
As many community groups provide takeaway food and drink as part of their community or fundraising activities, this may affect how you operate. As such, you may benefit from information on how to comply with the new bans.
To assist groups prepare, the Queensland Government has contracted the Boomerang Alliance* to conduct a series of early evening forums across the state to answer their questions on:
- What items are included in the ban?
- What alternative products can be used?
- How can my organisation adapt to comply with the ban?
The forums for the Sunshine Coast are at Caloundra on 10 August and Noosa on 18 August, to attend click THIS LINK to register on the Eventbrite page. Or for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*The Boomerang Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation that has been actively involved in the design of Queensland’s Single-use Plastic Ban. They run the national Plastic Free Places Program, which works in communities to assist retailers to transition away from single-use plastics.