Queensland’s plastic ban made easy for grassroots groups

While it’s exciting news for consumers, Queensland’s single-use plastic ban will present a challenge to community organisations.

The ban, which comes into effect from 1 September will include plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, plates, bowls and expanded polystyrene cups and containers.

Many community groups provide takeaway food and drink as part of their community and fundraising activities, so the ban may impact grassroots operations.

But, The Boomerang Alliance, who took the lead on lobbying for this important change, is about to roll out a series of forums across the state to help community groups (and others) adapt.  The forums – which comprise a 30min presentation followed by Q&A, will cover what items are included in the band, what alternative products can be used, and how organisations can comply. As well as getting the low-down, participants will also get a take0home brief on the ban as well as a procurement guide.

There are workshops across the entire state and Gold Coast has two: 12 August at Currumbin and 18 August at Nerang. Both run 5.30 – 6.30pm and you can register at: bit.ly/GCplasticban.

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