QLD single use plastics ban

QLD to ban more single-use plastics

The sunshine state is set to ban plastic microbeads, polystyrene packing peanuts and plastic-stemmed cotton buds by 1 September 2023 as part of a five-year roadmap to phase out harmful, single-use plastics. Read more

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Extra support for plastic phase-out

Businesses across New South Wales are being given a helping hand to transition away from single-use plastics, thanks to a new partnership between the NSW Government and the National Retail Association (NRA). Read more

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Plastic-free public events in ACT

In an Australian first, the ACT Government has declared public events as ‘plastic-free’ under the Plastic Reduction Act, passed earlier this year. It is also engaging with the community and industry on the phase-out of the second tranche of single-use plastic items from 1 July 2022.

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Tyre export licence push

Australia’s tyre export ban on whole-baled waste tyres begins on 1 December and exporters requiring a licence to continue to export tyres overseas are encouraged to apply now. Read more

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More than 120 million straws off the shelves

More than 120 million plastic straws have been taken off the shelves in the first six months of South Australia’s historic single-use plastic ban, as businesses are urged to prepare for the next round of items to be banned.

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