The plastic bag ban starts today in some Qld stores — here’s what you need to know – AustraliaPosted on June 20, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Supermarket giant Woolworths is banning single-use plastic bags from today ahead of a statewide ban taking effect next month.
From July 1, 2018, retailers will no longer be able to supply single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags less than 35 microns in thickness.
The bags will be banned at all Woolworths stores from today, while Coles will follow on July 1.
Over 3.9 billion plastic shopping bags are used in Australia every year and the majority go to landfill.
They take years to break down, and many end up in the environment polluting oceans, rivers and beaches.
Finally the environment gets a little break from plastic waste. Actually a huge break as far as plastic bags are concerned. Woolworths and Coles are the two largest sources of plastic bag problems in the environment.