Food businesses urged to prepare for Queensland bag ban

The National Retail Association (NRA) is urging food retailers to start preparing now for the state-wide plastic bag ban that will come into effect on July 1 2018. The ban will apply to all retailers – not only supermarkets – including food businesses such as butchers, convenience stores, and takeaway restaurants. NRA Manager for Industry […]

Message from the CEO: 26 February 2016

NSW and Queensland governments are both looking at banning plastic shopping bags. This issue has long been debated by governments over the years. Some of Australia’s less populous states and territories have already implemented bans of certain types of plastic bags. Bans are a blunt policy response to most problems but, of course, proponents for banning bags […]