Time is running out to have your say on next SUP ban

Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon

Time is running out to have your say on the next SUP ban

Time is about to run out if you want to have your say on what single-use plastic items should be banned next.

There is only one more day (28 January) to jump online and fill out the survey about the proposal to extend the ban to cover more single-use plastics.

Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said so far nearly 2500 Queenslanders have provided their thoughts on expanding the ban.

“The proposal to extend the ban comes off the back of the successful introduction of the ban of a variety of single-use plastic items which began in September 2021,” Minister Scanlon said.

“This is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up as landfill and stop plastic pollution from ending up in our waterways, on our beaches and causing harm to our wildlife.”

Minister Scanlon said she wanted to hear from the community about what single-use plastic items should be targeted next.

“Items we are considering to be part of the ban next include coffee cups and lids, plastic drinking cups, dome lids like those used on milkshakes, plastic wrapping on magazines or newspapers, fruit and vegetable produce bags, expanded polystyrene meat trays, balloon sticks and closures, and bread bag tags,” Minister Scanlon said.

“The current ban on single-use plastic items and other initiatives such as the Containers for Change scheme and the ban on single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags have already prevented millions of individual pieces of waste from entering the environment, but we want to hear from the community before we take the next step.”

Queenslanders interested in having their say are encouraged to fill out an online survey at https://www.qld.gov.au/supi

There’s only one day left so jump online so you don’t miss out.

Your views will help to inform the next phase of the single-use plastic items ban.

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