Starting in 2018, Queensland is banning single-use plastic shopping bags. Because plastic pollution can affect both land and sea, simply by blowing around out of trash bins, it can have major problems for wildlife. Some animals may mistake the plastic as food or even choked or strangled by the debris! The solution is to remove plastic shopping bags and start a container deposit scheme in its place.
- The Queensland Government has announced it will ban single-use plastic shopping bags from 2018.
- The QLD LNP has also expressed support for a phase out of single-use plastic bags by 2018.
- Queensland will join South Australia, ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmania which already have similar bans in place.
“The banning of bags, along with the implementation of a Container Deposit Scheme, are two encouraging steps for Queensland.”