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Queensland bans single use Plastics: Helium Balloons Targeted

Polystyrene packing “peanuts”, plastic-stemmed cotton buds and microbeads will all be banned from September 2023 under a new five-year plan introduced in Queensland, Australia. The balloon ban will target the mass release of lighter-than-air varieties – such as helium – from next year, while new minimum standards will be introduced for heavy plastic bags. Since this is a statewide ban, it may only cause a small dent in the total helium demand of Australia.

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