Queensland Conservation is running a campaign to make February a plastic bag free month.
In Australia, SA, NT, and ACT have all banned single-use plastic bags. Around the world, countries including Bangladesh, Nepal, China, South Africa, Botswana, Eritrea, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somaliland, Tanzania, and United Arab Emirates ban plastic bags. Many European countries charge a tax on plastic bags, including Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Macedonia, and Italy.
Support for a ban in Queensland is growing.
- Say no to single-use plastic bags
- Bring your own re-usable bag when shopping
- If you must take a plastic bag, make sure it’s made from compostable plastic
- Encourage retailers to stop using disposable plastic bags.
- Support shops that provide alternatives.
- Tell your elected representatives you want these bags banned.
- Help your local community become plastic bag free.
Join us during Bag Free February. During the month of February, swear off single-use, non-compostable plastic shopping bags. See how easy it is to kick the plastic bag habit.
Plastic Bag Free Queensland Resources:
- Download our Plastic Bag Free Queensland fact sheet
- Help to create a Plastic Bag Free Queensland
- Plastic Bag Free Queensland information for communities
- Plastic Bag Free Queensland information for retailers
- Free in-store ‘This store is plastic bag free!’ poster
For more details and to make a pledge to go plastic bag free visit Queensland Conservations website by clicking here.