Information sessions for community groups who use disposable single-use packaging to learn how to comply with the QLD Plastic Ban.
From September 1, 2021, certain single-use plastic items will be banned in Qld, including plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, plates, bowls and expanded polystyrene cups and containers.
As many community groups provide takeaway food and drink as part of their community and fundraising activities, this may affect how you operate. As such, your group may benefit from information on how to comply with the new bans.
To help you prepare, the Qld Government has contracted The Boomerang Alliance* to conduct a series of evening forums across the state to answer your 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?
Forums are held in the evening and consist of a 30 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session. It will include explanations on practices to avoid and reduce packaging, tailored for specific scenarios (e.g. at a sausage sizzle, sports events, holding your own event etc.)
You will be provided with a take-home brief on the ban, a procurement guide, and details of sources for further information.
Locations are listed below and you can register for one of these sessions through Eventbrite. Note that tickets do not need to be printed - just show up!
For questions, contact Tanja at [email protected]
Cairns Monday, 12 July, 5.30-6:30pm
Port Douglas Tuesday, 13 July, 5.30-6:30pm
Innisfail Wednesday, 14 July, 5.30-6:30pm
Ingham Thursday, 15 July, 5.30-6:30pm
Townsville Monday, 19 July, 5.30-6:30pm
Bowen Tuesday, 20 July, 5.30-6:30pm
Proserpine Wednesday, 21 July, 5.30-6:30pm
Mackay Thursday, 22 July, 5.30-6.30pm
Rockhampton Monday, 2 August, 5.30-6:30pm
Gladstone Tuesday, 3 August, 5.30-6:30pm
Bundaberg Wednesday, 4 August, 5.30-6:30pm
Hervey Bay Thursday, 5 August, 5.30-6:30pm
Noosa Monday, 9 August, 5:30-6.30pm
Caloundra Tuesday, 10 August, 5.30-6:30pm
Elanora Thursday, 12 August, 5.30-6.30pm
Southport Wednesday, 18 August, 5.30-6.30pm
Ipswich Wednesday, 11 August, 5.30-6.30pm
Brisbane North Monday, 16 August, 5.30-6.30pm
Brisbane South Tuesday, 17 August, 5.30-6.30pm
Warwick Monday, 4 October, 5:30-6.30pm
Toowoomba Tuesday, 5 October, 5:30-6.30pm
Dalby Wednesday, 6 October 5:30-6.30pm
Kingaroy Thursday, 7 October, 5.30-6.30pm
Longreach Monday, 11 October, 5:30-6.30pm
Mount Isa Wednesday, 13 October, 5:30-6.30pm
Roma Monday, 18 October, 5:30-6.30pm
St George Tuesday, 19 October, 5:30-6.30pm
*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.