Queensland Bans single use plastics

As of 1 September, single use plastic straws, drink stirrers, cutlery, plates, bowls and polystyrene food service items are banned in the state. Further products will be considered for prohibition in coming years, including coffee cups, takeaway food containers and heavyweight plastic bags.

“From today, Queensland’s beautiful coasts and oceans will be a little bit safer for our turtles, whales and seabirds” said Shane Cucow, Plastics Campaign Manager for the Australian Marine Conservation Society.