Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Australian Marine Conservation Society welcomes Queensland government proposal to ban single-use plastics

Australian Marine Conservation Society welcomes Queensland government proposal to ban single-use plastics
November 7, 2019

Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the Queensland Government’s proposed plan to ban single-use plastics such as plastic straws, plates and cutlery. These plastic items will be among those banned under new legislation to be introduced next year following widespread community consultation, with plans to potentially extend the ban later to include heavyweight shopping bags, plastic cups and coffee cups.

AMCS spokesperson Shane Cucow notes “to save turtles and seabirds from choking on the plastic flowing into our oceans, we must stop it at the source. Getting the most dangerous plastics out of our supply chain is the solution.

“We are pleased to see the Queensland government step up as a leader by joining South Australia’s commitment to legislate against certain single-use plastics in 2020, and we would urge the rest of Australia to act urgently.

“Australians deserve clean, healthy oceans full of life – it’s good for our beaches and sea life, for our health and for our huge tourism industry. Today’s announcement is especially good news for Queensland’s beautiful beaches and seas.”

Cucow added that AMCS is part of the Boomerang Alliance and joins their calls for the ban on all identified products to be urgently enacted within the next 12 months to start saving our wildlife.

Related Articles

18th July 2019 - Zoos and aquariums celebrate and educate through Plastic Free July

17th July 2019 - Cairns initiative sees discarded plastic straws recycled into park seating

7th June 2019 - World Surf League reveals plan to become carbon neutral and eliminate plastic use this year

13th May 2019 - City of Darwin installs Replas recycled plastic bollards at four sports ovals

22nd March 2019 - Rottnest Island supports initiative to reduce plastic waste

18th March 2019 - Plastic drinking cups removed from Sydney Showground

12th January 2019 - 1Rebel becomes first gym chain to ban plastic bottles

19th November 2018 - Airlie Beach Festival of Music goes plastic free

27th July 2018 - ICC Sydney leads in events and venues sector plastic bottle waste reduction

18th June 2018 - Visit Sunshine Coast supports plastic bag ban

29th May 2018 - Macquarie University looks to reduce plastic bottle usage with Tap it initiative

28th May 2018 - Zoos and aquariums look to reduce plastic waste

29th January 2018 - Far North Queensland tourism operators back Great Barrier Reef plastic straws ban

27th August 2013 - Taipei gets eco-friendly plastic sport arena


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

AUSTRALIAN WATERSLIDES AND LEISURE

A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Pricemark Pty Ltd

Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry. 

read more

Access

 
 

Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport

 
 

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 
 

Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism

 
 

Envibe

With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business