Plastic Free in 2021
The supply of single-use plastic straws, stirrers, plates, bowls, cutlery and expanded polystyrene takeaway food containers and cups is banned in Queensland. The ban came into effect on 1 September 2021.
The ban is part of Queensland’s plan to tackle plastic pollution and follows strong support from the community, retailers and industry organisations.
Chef Link does NOT sell any of the banned items
you can be assured you will not be using banned products when you shop with us ♥
Watch this video to learn more about the ban.
View and Print the Plastic Band Fact Sheet
View the Full Act:
This is the Act as passed by Parliament (accessed 1 October 2021 at 13:09)
|Plastic straws||Paper Straws|
|Plastic stirrers||Wood and *Approved PLA Stirreres|
|Plastic cutlery including chopsticks||Wooden and *Appproved PLA Cutlery|
|Plastic plates and bowls||Paper, Palm leaf, Sugarcane and Plant fibre Plates and Bowls (please note: a bowl is not banned if it has a lid! This includes Sunbowls for ramen)|
|*Foam cups||Paper, PET and Approved PLA Cups|
|*Foam Containers||PET, PLA, Bamboo and Kraft Containers Or Paper Wrap and Paper Bags|
|*Foam Clams||Compostable Sugarcane and Kraft Clamshells Or Paper Wrap and Paper Bags|
EXEMPTIONS: Hospitals, Medical Facilites, Aged care and disability sectors are exempt from the ban. As are straws attached to juice boxes, forks included in pre-packed salads, spoons attached to yoghurt containers, and plates forming part of a frozen meal.
*Foam = made in whole or part of expanded polystyrene EPS
*Approved PLA= Must have either of the Australian standard compostable certificates (see image)