I wrote a letter to Bunnings, asking them to withdraw sales of weed species from their hardware stores. They currently sell Duranta , mock orange and Sanseviera trifasciata, mother-in-law tongue at my local store in Brisbane.
Sanseviera trifasciata is listed on the Weeds Australia website (of the federal government’s weed advisory service), DAFF, the Queensland government department concerned with weeds; and the Brisbane City Council’s horticulture department. Duranta is listed on both the Weeds Australia and the BCC databases.
There are more. Alcontophoenix alexandrae, alex palm, is listed on Brisbane City Council’s weeds list where they bemoan it displacing the locally native Bangalow palm.
I asked a Bunning’s team member and her response was, “we know, but people still buy them”. I suggest those same people buy them assuming Bunnings holds more regard for the environment than they do.