The impacts of plastic pollution on our environment and especially on our marine life are a very real concern to the Queensland Government and the community.

It is estimated that close to one billion single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags are used in Queensland each year.

While the majority of these bags end up in the landfill, around 16 million plastic shopping bags end up in the environment in Queensland each year. This is equivalent in weight to 96 small cars.

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We all know that packaging waste is a major issue. But what is the most feasible solution?

Today there are fundamentally three choices for consumer-packaged goods companies: non-recyclable, recyclable and biodegradable (reusable packaging, e.g. a glass milk bottle is a fourth option that is quickly disappearing.) This question is incredibly important, as we as a society try to find a balance between consumerism, capitalism and environmentalism.

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Here we’ve included in-depth definitions of all the enviro jargon you may have come across reading through our site. Have you wondered, ‘What on earth are crank-charging electronics?’ …well scroll down to find out!

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Edible, biodegradable bags help replace the plastic waste

Producing ‘plastic’ bags made from edible, organic food products that can biodegrade in less than a day. Using a combination of 12 ingredients that include bananas, flower oil, tapioca and corn, these bags are organic, edible and naturally biodegradable. Left alone, the bags decompose in about three months. Using water, they can be disposed of in a day or even seconds if using boiling water. Continue Reading…

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