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Compostable dog waste bags now available

Compostable dog waste bags are now available from Noosa Council’s dispensers.

Noosa is one of the first Queensland councils to make the switch, and Local Laws Manager Phil Amson says the response to the new product has been positive.

“Council is pleased to lead by example with the move to compostable doggie bags. Made from vegetable fats and oils, along with corn starch, the new bags are fully compostable and simply decompose in the environment,” he said.

Councillor Joe Jurisevic says the switch to the new product will keep thousands of plastic bags out of the waste stream annually.

“Too many plastic bags end up in landfill, not to mention parks, gardens and waterways where they can have a devastating impact, particularly on marine life.

“Even degradable plastic bags still leave plastic particles in the environment as they break down.”

Cr Jurisevic said making the switch to the compostable bags was an important part of Council’s commitment to reducing environmental hazards and excess waste.

“As Council is serious about reducing plastic bag waste we’re pleased to be one of the first councils in Queensland to make the switch to compostable bags,” Cr Jurisevic said.

The compostable bag roll-out comes ahead of the State Government’s single-use plastic shopping bag ban, to take effect from July 2018 – a move Council supports.

For information about keeping a dog in Noosa Shire, visit Council’s website.

20 February 2018

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