The Queensland Government is seeking your views on its proposed single use plastic items ban. Deadline is 28 Jan 2022.
In 2021 Queensland banned plastic straws, stirrers,cutlery, bowls and plates and expanded polystyrene cups and containers. The government now proposes to expand upon that list by adding plastic cups and lids, coffee cups and lids,heavy duty plastic bags, cotton bud and balloons sticks, microbeads, bread bag tags, EPS meat trays, plastic wraps on newspapers and loose polystyrene packaging
The government also seeks views on adding plastic takeaway containers, balloons, bait bags and sauce/condiment sachets.
The simple answer to whether these items should be added to a ban is YES and as soon as practical in 2022. All of these items have preferred alternatives
You can have your say by completing a survey through this link: https://e-hub.engagementhub.com.au/single-use-plastics