Thu, Jun 08, 2017, 06:00PM
On 8 June, I will be hosting a community forum about the Palaszczuk Government’s initiatives to help the environment here in Springwood. I would love for you to come along and join the conversation! Our environment is our most valuable asset in Australia. This is why it’s so important to stand up and protect it from litter and waste that stain our surrounds.
Waste and pollution have big impacts on our environment, and we can see that their harmful impacts are increasingly affecting our marine fauna, soil, waterways and marine environments.
I’m proud to be a part of a government that is taking steps to reduce these negative impacts. We’ve pledged $100 million for the Great Barrier Reef, and more than $2 billion of investment currently committed to renewable energy, with more proposed.
An estimated 900 million single-use plastic shopping bags are used in Queensland every year, with 16 million winding up in the QLD environment. Only the Palaszczuk Government has a plan to reduce this by banning single-use plastic bags from 2018.
Queensland will also see the introduction of the Container Refund Scheme. This will ensure that anyone who returns an empty eligible drink container to an approved refund point, will receive a 10-cent refund.
This event will start at 6, with a BBQ from 5pm.