Plastic Free CQ providing assistance to retailers
Posted on May 18th, 2021
From 1st September, certain single-use plastic takeaway items will be banned in Qld – these include straws, cutlery, stirrers, plates, bowls and expanded polystyrene cups and containers. If you’re a food business, this may affect your packaging needs… but the good news is that assistance is available.
Plastic Free CQ has recently been set up to help retailers in Rockhampton and Livingstone who want to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics. Funded by the Queensland Government and supported by Rockhampton and Livingstone Councils, it is part of the larger Plastic Free Places program run by Australia’s peak not-for-profit waste organisation Boomerang Alliance, which has helped retailers across Australia eliminate over 8 million pieces of single-use plastic!
Plastic Free CQ has hit the ground running! The program has welcomed 16 member businesses in their first 2 months – businesses who want to take advantage of this opportunity to review their packaging needs and become ban compliant without having to do the research and work themselves.
To learn more and join: www.plasticfreecq.org/join