Plastic bag ban in Queensland
From 1 July 2018, retailers will no longer be allowed to supply shoppers with single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags under 35 microns, either free or for a charge.
This ban includes compostable, degradable and biodegradable plastic shopping bags.
Comply with the plastic bag ban
The ban applies to all retail businesses for in-store and online sales. A fine of up to $6,300 (50 penalty units), per offence, may apply for:
- not complying with the legislation
- providing misleading information about plastic shopping bags.
Plan for the bag ban
You may choose to provide or charge customers for alternative bags, for example:
- reusable heavy-duty plastic bags
- woven polypropylene ‘green bags’
- paper or other carry bags.
Shoppers can also bring their own bag or trolley.
Other ways to plan for the bag ban include:
- preparing your team and getting your customers ready
- downloading resources including training kits, signage, posters and information.
About the plastic bag ban
- Last reviewed: 04 May 2018
- Last updated: 04 May 2018