Ipswich to follow Brisbane in banning plastics – AustraliaPosted on June 7, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
IPSWICH City Council has proposed a ban on helium balloons, single-use straws and water bottles. The council will decide on the new policy in July.
“A straw is a luxury item,” she said. “It’s not the plastic itself that is the problem, it’s the irresponsible disposal of plastic.
“We all have to think about landfill and trying to limit what ends up there.
“It’s great the council will be able to say ‘At our events we’ll lead the way’.”
She said the helium balloon ban was a longtime coming.
“I think that should have been done much, much earlier,” said Ms Manning who urged the ban in January last year.