The Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment bill was passed through Parliament. This means that from 1 September 2021 a ban on single-use plastic and polystyrene items. The following single-use plastic will be banned in Queensland:
- straws: regular straws, flexible straws, straws with a scoop, cocktail straws and bubble tea straws
- cutlery: knives, forks, spoons, teaspoons, sample tasting spoons, soup spoons, chopsticks, splayds and sporks
- bowls and plates
- stirrers: hot or cold drink stirrers, swizzle sticks and hot or cold food stirrers
- expanded polystyrene takeaway food containers and cups, for example ‘clamshell’ style containers.
To read more about it and how it will be enforce, click here