Decision Maker Response

Steven Miles’s response

Jun 10, 2015 — As Minister for the Environment in the Palaszczuk Government, I am pleased to announce that our government will be investigating options for restrictions on single-use plastic bags along with those for a 'cash for containers' scheme in Queensland.

Our state is the litter capital of Australia. The plastic bags, drink bottles, cans and coffee cups that dominate the litter stream are having a devastating impact on our wildlife and marine life.

The Queensland Government will prepare an options paper with assistance from an advisory group of key stakeholders, for formal public consultation later this year.

In the meantime, we are keen to hear feedback from Queenslanders about the proposal. I will be monitoring the comments on this petition so please feel free to post your comments or share it with your friends.