On 1 September 2021, a ban on many single use plastic items came into effect in Queensland.
Under the new rules, Queensland businesses cannot supply banned single-use plastic items, including straws, stirrers, plates and bowls, cutlery and expanded polystyrene takeaway food containers and cups.
There are some exceptions though, and you can check if your business or any of your products are exempt from the ban, or for alternatives to banned products at www.qld.gov.au.
Suppliers, distributors and wholesalers of banned items may continue to supply them to a business if they have a reasonable belief the business is an exempt business.
You can find out more about how the ban will apply to your business here.