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ACOR welcomes QLD plastics roadmap

The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) has welcomed the Queensland Government’s new five-year roadmap for phasing out problematic single-use plastics.

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Next step for SA’s single-use plastic ban

Single-use plastic cups, plates and bowls could be next on the list of banned items under the South Australian government’s historic single-use plastic ban, with the release of a new discussion paper. Read more

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Queenslanders to decide next plastics ban

Following the success of the ban on a variety of single-use plastic items in September 2021, Queenslanders are being asked to have their say on what single-use plastics should be banned next.

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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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Fork in the road for single-use plastics

The end is near for single-use plastics, including bags, straws, cotton buds, plates, bowls and cutlery, after the Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021 passed NSW Parliament on Tuesday. Read more

Single-use plastics get the flick in QLD

The sunshine state has given a swathe of single-use plastics the flick, with the latest ban taking effect today as part of efforts to stop waste from ending up in local waterways, beaches and landfill.

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