Petition is successful with 12,025 signatures
To: State Environment Ministers
Ban the bag: Queensland
I am super excited to let you all know that Queensland will #BanTheBag by 2018.
Add your support to the campaign for the rest of Australia here:
In November, QLD Environment Minister Steven Miles said he'll start the consultation on a ban on single-use plastic bags and will not wait for other Australian states (namely NSW, VIC) to act. This comes just one week after the opposition govt in QLD also announced support for a ban on plastic bags.
What's most exciting is that the Minister has included a ban on harmful biodegradable single-use plastic bags in his proposal. This is a key win and sets QLD apart from other states that have banned the bag SA, NT and Tas.
Back in July, Sabrina, QLD lead for the Ban the Bag Campaign, met with Minister Miles. That's when he made a promise to her that he would commit to banning the bag. With help from thousands of Queenslanders, we continued to grow the petition and to continue the conversation with the Environment Ministers from NSW, VIC and WA.
It's really great to see Minister Miles staying true to his word and listening to the thousands of people calling on him to protect our oceans from harmful plastic waste.
This is fantastic news and a huge testament to not only to the work we've done but also the thousands of people, groups and other organisations that have been calling for this for years.
A big thank you goes to Nadia, Micah, Christine, Tom, Ruby and the ban the bag crew in NSW, VIC and WA. Finally, to all the other amazing people who helped out! Special congrats go to the amazing (all women) team of Sabrina, Maggie, Jasmine, Amanda and Bhaval for being the #BantheBag state campaigners.
So what's next you ask? Well, VIC, and NSW - we are coming for you! Add your support to the campaign for the rest of Australia here: