The Queensland Government today tabled legislation to ban plastic takeaway straws, stirrers, cutlery, plates and bowls. The legislation will now go to a Parliamentary Committee for review, and should be passed into law in the next few months.
With the lockdown, many cafes are switching to takeaway and delivery services to stay in business. We have released two plastic-free takeaway guides (covering reusable and compostable options) for cafes and restaurants in response to COVID 19.
Byron's cafes are leading the way in the fight against single use plastic, with over half a million single-use plastic takeaway items, such as straws, cutlery and coffee cups, having been eliminated by Plastic Free Byron’s Make the Switch program.
We're running two new trial programs in Victoria! We’re working with the council and 18 local businesses in each community to assist them to switch away from single-use plastic items, addressing barriers that prevent many businesses from successfully switching.