Plastic bags banned in Queensland

The ban on single use plastic bags will come into effect on July 1, 2018.
The ban on single use plastic bags will come into effect on July 1, 2018. Brett Wortman

SINGLE use plastic bags will be banned in Queensland after State Parliament unanimously passed new laws on Tuesday night.

Included in the new laws, most drink containers ranging between 150ml and 3 litres will become eligible for a 10 cent refund when returned to a designated container refund point.

The ban on single use plastic bags will come into effect on July 1, 2018.

Environment Minister Steven Miles said the bipartisan support of both parties for the bill showed the strong community support for banning plastic bags.

"These initiatives will stop the scourge of plastic shopping bags, and put a price on beverage containers so they get recycled," he said.

"By passing this Bill we say to our young people that we value our wildlife, especially our marine creatures like turtles, sea birds and dugongs.

"We say that we want our parks, our waterways, Moreton Bay and the Great Barrier Reef to be litter free."

Are you glad to see plastic bags go?

This poll ended on 13 September 2017.

Current Results

Yes - it's saving our environment!


No - what am I going to use for my shopping/bin liners?


Yes and no... I'm glad to see them go but I do reuse them alot.


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  editors picks general-seniors-news plastic bags queensland state government

News Corp Australia

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Region faces wild wind

DESTROYED: Half of the roof of the Moranbah home was ripped off from the 104km/h wind.

Moranbah residents say weather is worse than the cyclone.

Heroic rescue saves life

CLOSE CALL: Leslie Cruthers and Buddha at the spot the playful pup fell into the Nogoa River.

Kayakers rush to save dog walker clinging to riverbank.

National super star at age 13

Competing in Rotorua, New Zealand earlier this year.

Dingo local takes on international motocross competition.

Local Partners