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The Eco Preservation Society is a membership, educational and networking organization specializing in the promotion of sustainable human action focused on achieving positive environmental effects. Our job is to market study, travel and instruction applications that advance environmental awareness and facilitate public consciousness with a call to action.

Queensland Acting to Reduce Single-Use Plastics: Have Your Say

Support the Queensland Government's proposed ban on single-use plastics and say 'see ya later' to plastic waste!

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Support the Queensland Government's proposed ban on single-use plastics and say 'see ya later' to plastic waste!

The post Queensland Acting to Reduce Single-Use Plastics: Have Your Say appeared first on Wildlife Preservation Society Queensland.

say 'see ya later' to single-use plastics

19 March 2020

 

Did you know?

The Queensland Government has announced plans to introduce legislation to phase out certain plastic products. These include plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, and plates.

The phase-out should include, after further analysis, coffee cups, other plastics and heavyweight plastic bags.

In the first stage of the phase-out, plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery and plates would not be allowed to be supplied to the public from July 2021.

Say ‘see ya later’ to single-use plastics!

Wildlife Queensland needs as many branches, supporters and members of the public as possible to back this legislation. You can see the Regulatory Impact Statement here.

There is a short survey you can take online, or use the submission form below. Submissions close on 15 April 2020.

The government statement provides four choices to eliminate these plastic products:

  1. Maintain the status quo
  2. Ban these products from use
  3. Implement a statewide education campaign
  4. Provide more litter collection

Wildlife Queensland says there is only one effective option … BAN THESE PRODUCTS FROM USE!

There are available and preferred options for all of them, and, as the plastic bag ban has shown, litter will be drastically reduced. In the first year of the lightweight plastic bag ban, plastic bag litter reduced by 70 per cent.

Read more about our Single-use Plastic Free Queensland Campaign.


I support a Queensland ban on single-use plastic items and want to add my voice to the campaign now!

Send an email by 15 April 2020 to the Department of Environment and Science to say the most effective way to reduce plastic litter and reduce the terrible impact on wildlife from plastic pollution is to ban single-use plastic items.

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Alternatively, just copy or cut and paste the below statement, add your details and send by email or post to the State Government:

Mail: Single-Use Plastic Consultation RIS
Department of Environment and Science
Office of Resource Recovery
PO Box 2454
BRISBANE 4001

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submission deadline: 15 April 2020

 


RE: I support a Queensland ban on single-use plastic items

I support a Queensland ban on plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery and plates, with coffee cups, other plastic items and heavyweight shopping bags added as soon as possible (taking into account the needs of people with a disability). This is the most effective way to reduce plastic litter and reduce the terrible impact on wildlife from plastic pollution.

There are preferred alternatives to all these products that include not using them or having reusable products instead. If the government plans to allow compostable alternatives, these should be required to meet the Australian compost standards for this type of packaging (AS 4736-commercial AS 5810-home).

The government has NOT included polystyrene cups or polystyrene containers such as clamshells in the first stage of the phase-out. These polystyrene items should be included now. They are a particularly bad litter problem, have plenty of alternatives and we note that polystyrene products are included in similar proposed bans in South Australia and the ACT.

Yours sincerely

[your name]


 

 

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