working with communities to help reduce single-use plastic packaging and create lasting changes towards a circular economy
QUEENSLAND'S SINGLE-USE PLASTICS BAN
STARTS SEPT 1, 2021
From this date, single-use plastic straws, cutlery, stirrers plates/bowls and expanded polystyrene cups and containers will no longer be supplied in Queensland.
If you belong to a community group, come along to one of our forums - we are running them across the state to help community groups become ban compliant.
We're all aware of the plastic pollution problem. More and more, people are concerned and wanting to see action to reduce single-use plastics in their communities.
Many people are changing habits and practices, but if we want to see real change, we need to stop single-use plastics at the source.
WHAT WE NEED ARE WHOLE COMMUNITIES TAKING A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PACKAGING, WITH A FOCUS ON LONG LASTING SOLUTIONS.
A few years ago, Boomerang Alliance started the Plastic Free Noosa project. Our goal was simple - create a program to assist businesses to reduce single-use plastics that could be replicated by other communities.
We soon realised that working with businesses, suppliers and the packaging industry to achieve this change was anything but simple!
SO WE CREATED 'PLASTIC FREE PLACES' - A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM THAT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED BY US IN ANY COMMUNITY, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COUNCIL AND THE COMMUNITY ITSELF.
We work in communities across Australia. Below is the combined impact of our full programs in Byron, Perth, Adelaide, Central Qld, Cairns, Townsville and Noosa, and trial programs in Victoria (Elsternwick, Mt Martha and Moreland) and WA (Victoria Park) as at May 31, 2021.
*Plastic Free Champions are our member food retailers, markets and events that have eliminated all of our key plastic items (straws, coffee cups & lids, takeaway containers & lids, food ware (cutlery, plates, cups etc), water bottles & bags).