Plastic bags. Photo contributed
Plastic bags. Photo contributed Contributed

Qld could follow regional projects in shunning plastic bags

IN THE wake of Stanthorpe's move to eradicate plastic bags, the phasing out of single-use plastic bags in Queensland has received bi-partisan support.

The Queensland Conservation Council is happy, but warns actions will ultimately speak louder than words. The support was clinched when state opposition leader Tim Nicholls said the LNP would back the government's proposal.

The news came as the Boomerang Bags group launched its Stanthorpe branch with 300 re-usable fabric bags in a partnership with local retailers.

QCC head Tim Seelig said the group was "very pleased” to see the bi-partisan stance occur "but what we need is for swift action to make it happen”.

"To see a bipartisan approach to removing these single-use plastic bags... is a fantastic outcome, for nature ” Mr Seelig said.

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