SCEC have been working with the Boomerang Alliance, Surfrider Foundation and Noosa Community Biosphere to bring about improved policy surrounding plastic waste in Queensland.
SCEC along with many others were thrilled when campaign efforts were rewarded with the unanimous passage of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill through the Queensland Parliament. The bill confirms a Plastic Bag Ban and Container Refund Scheme (CRS) was introduced into Queensland in July 2018.
These new policies represent the most significant litter and plastic pollution measures introduced into Queensland in generations. It's a great leap forward for litter reduction, recycling and collection (and the creation of jobs that go with this) and for community organisations who can make money from collecting bottles and cans.
The DEHP has released factsheets about the CRS and bag ban which outlines how they will operate and what they cover.
For more resources on plastic pollution, head on over to the Boomerang Alliance website here.