The days of shoppers having their groceries packed in new plastic bags are coming to an end in Queensland with retailers banned from providing them in 100 days time.

The state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags comes into effect on July 1 with shoppers forced to purchase an alternative bag or bring their own from home.

‘Whether it’s grabbing groceries at the supermarket or picking up dinner from the local takeaway, conventional plastic bags will no longer be available to shoppers,’ National Retail Association’s David Stout said.