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Please see the latest news and media releases relating to the Queensland plastic bag ban below.

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LATEST UPDATES on the plastic bag ban

Woolworths banning plastic bags from June 20

Woolworths banning plastic bags from June 20

9 News Supermarket giant Woolworths is banning single-use plastic bags nationally from June 20, with more than 800 shops across Australia making the switch. The move means single-use plastic bags will be axed ten days before the July 1 deadline, forcing customers to...

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Red Rooster and Oporto to Get Rid of Single-Use Plastic Bags

Red Rooster and Oporto to Get Rid of Single-Use Plastic Bags

BROADSHEET Melbourne by STEPHANIE VIGILANTE   Parent company Craveable Brands says some restaurants will be plastic bag-free within a month. Red Rooster, Oporto and Western Australian fast-food chain Chicken Treat have begun to phase out single-use plastic bags...

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Mount Isa: Plastic bag ban reinforced at NRA forum

Mount Isa: Plastic bag ban reinforced at NRA forum

Published in The North West Star, Melissa North. Photo: Melissa North. L-R Cr Jean Ferris, David Stout and Cr Paul Stretton.  The government will enforce the plastic bag ban in Queensland with hefty fines, a meeting in Mount Isa on Tuesday has heard. The National...

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Noosa MP hosts Plastic Bag Ban Workshop

Noosa MP hosts Plastic Bag Ban Workshop

Noosa businesses are being urged to “bag” some information on their responsibilities under Queensland’s looming state-wide ban on light-weight plastic shopping bags, due to come into effect from July next year. The NRA will be in Noosa on Monday 30 October touring...

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Plastic bag bans around the world

Plastic bag bans around the world

As Queensland prepares to introduce a state-wide ban on lightweight plastic bags in July 2018, it is interesting to see how other states and countries have handled similar bag bans.

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Plastic bag ban QLD: What is the actual legislation?

Plastic bag ban QLD: What is the actual legislation?

From 1 July 2018, retailers will not be allowed to provide lightweight plastic bags due to the plastic bag ban provisions in the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017 passed in September 2017 by the Queensland Government.

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Free support for retailers preparing for Queensland bag ban

Free support for retailers preparing for Queensland bag ban

Businesses have been urged to “bag” some information on their responsibilities under Queensland’s looming state-wide ban on light-weight plastic shopping bags, which will come into force from July next year. The National Retail Association has worked with the State...

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