The Queensland Government will enforce a state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags from 1 July 2018.
This ban will affect all retailers – from grocery stores to fashion boutiques, from convenience stores to fast food outlets – that currently use light-weight plastic bags, including HDPE plastic, biodegradable, compostable, and degradable bags.
The National Retail Association has partnered with the Queensland Government to help retailers navigate the new compliance issues, find alternative bag solutions, and to help retailers manage consumer sentiment to minimise negative impacts on their businesses.
The following factsheets are designed to help retailers and their teams to manage the plastic bag ban transition. More factsheets and resources will be added in the lead up to the ban deadline. Please check back regularly for updates.