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Plastic Bag Ban

Did you know that from the 1st of July, Queensland shops will no longer be providing single use plastic bags to customers, like the ones you get at Coles or Woolworths.

That means if you go to the grocery store you will need to take your own shopping bag or trolley, or purchase one of the reusable bags that are for sale at the counter.

Why is this happening?

Close to one billion plastic shopping bags are used in Queensland every year with most ending up in landfill. These plastic bags are not only harmful to the environment and wildlife but they also contribute to litter and are costly to dispose of.

Deaf Services support the Governments change to reusable bags and to show this we would like to offer community members a FREE Deaf Services environmentally friendly and reusable tote bag.

 

CLICK HERE to register your details to receive a free 'we love auslan & the planet' bag from deaf services.

 

*Bags will be sent to registered addresses in approximately 6-8 weeks time. Bags will be available faster if picking up from nominated Deaf Services offices. 

For more information about the ‘Plastic Bag Ban’ please visit the Queensland Government Website: www.qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/management/waste/plastic-bags

 

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