PLASTIC BAG BAN – WILL IT AFFECT YOU?

The Queensland Government will enforce a state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags on from 1 July 2018.

This ban will affect all retailers – that currently use light-weight plastic bags (under 35 microns thick), including HDPE plastic, biodegradable, compostable, and degradable bags. Click here (http://www.qldbagban.com.au/about-the-ban/) to find out which plastic bags will be banned.

The National Retail Association has developed a website (hyperlink to: http://www.qldbagban.com.au/) to support businesses understand and prepare for the plastic bag ban.  There are factsheets (link to: http://www.qldbagban.com.au/resources/) resources (link to: http://www.qldbagban.com.au/resources/) and templates (link to: http://www.qldbagban.com.au/resources/) available to prepare your pharmacy, and educate your customers about the ban.