2021: Single-Use Plastic On The Way Out

2021: Single-Use Plastic On The Way Out

After many years of community action to reduce plastic pollution, 2021 promises to be the year that our state and territory Governments make a start to reduce problem takeaway plastic items.  Five jurisdictions – South Australia, Queensland, the Australian Capital...

Update: Single-use plastics in Queensland

17 August 2020   Author: Toby Hutcheon, Wildlife Queensland Campaigns Officer / Queensland Manager, Boomerang Alliance   Further to the tabling of the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment Bill 2020 that introduced proposed bans on certain...

Queensland introduces plastic ban into Parliament

16 July 2020   The Queensland Government tabled legislation yesterday 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....
Keep cafes, restaurants plastic-free

Keep cafes, restaurants plastic-free

13 May 2020   Wildlife Queensland and its partner The Boomerang Alliance have welcomed the reopening of cafes, restaurants and food outlets, as long as they can be managed as COVID-safe places. “The key practices of these outlets must be to observe social...
Queensland Acting to Reduce Single-Use Plastics: Have Your Say

Queensland Acting to Reduce Single-Use Plastics: Have Your Say

Updated 15 April 2020   The Queensland Government has announced plans to introduce legislation to phase out certain plastic products. These include plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, and plates (taking into account the disability needs of people). The phase-out...
Wildlife Queensland supports call to mandate recycling target 

Wildlife Queensland supports call to mandate recycling target 

2 March 2020   Wildlife Queensland supports a call on the federal government by the Boomerang Alliance and WWF-Australia to use today’s National Plastics Summit to announce it will mandate that 100 per cent of plastic packaging will be reusable, compostable or...

Less plastics, less litter ‒ our plastics campaign so far

20 December 2019 Wildlife Queensland, in partnership with the Boomerang Alliance, has campaigned to reduce plastic pollution and litter in Queensland, with a particular focus on single-use, disposable plastics. Items such as: plastic bagsstraws plastic cups and...

WPSQ welcomes Qld Government’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan

Wildlife Queensland welcomes the announcement yesterday (7 November 2019) by the Queensland Government of a new Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan, which includes legislation next year (subject to consultation) to ban the supply of plastic products including plastic...

2019 Meeting of Environment Ministers

7 November 2019   BREAKING NEWS | 7 November 2019: Minister for Environment and Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch today released Queensland’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan, which sets out the proposed way forward for dealing with single-use plastics in our...

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