Plastic bag free NSW

Plastic bag free NSW

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Australians use nearly 4 billion plastic bags every year, countless millions of which end up landfilled or littered, polluting communities and the environment. Many of these end up in the ocean, contributing to the 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals killed each year by plastic pollution.

The time is NOW - with tremendous support in industry, government and among the public, it's time for NSW to commit to a cleaner tomorrow by banning single-use plastic bags, following the successful examples set by South Australia, the Northern Territory, the ACT, Tasmania, and states and countries around the world.

Australians use nearly 4 billion plastic bags every year, countless millions of which end up landfilled or littered, polluting communities and the environment. Many of these end up in the ocean, contributing to the 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals killed each year by plastic pollution.

The time is NOW - with tremendous support in industry, government and among the public, it's time for NSW to commit to a cleaner tomorrow by banning single-use plastic bags, following the successful examples set by South Australia, the Northern Territory, the ACT, Tasmania, and states and countries around the world.

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Australians use nearly 4 billion plastic bags every year, countless millions of which end up landfilled or littered, polluting communities and the environment. Many of these end up in the ocean, contributing to the millions of seabirds and hundreds of thousands of marine organisms  killed each year by plastic pollution, along with a tremendous and expensive strain on resources.

With growing support in industry, government and among the public, it ...

Australians use nearly 4 billion plastic bags every year, countless millions of which end up landfilled or littered, polluting communities and the environment. Many of these end up in the ocean, contributing to the millions of seabirds and hundreds of thousands of marine organisms  killed each year by plastic pollution, along with a tremendous and expensive strain on resources.

With growing support in industry, government and among the public, it's time for NSW to commit to a cleaner tomorrow by banning single-use plastic bags. Four Australian states and territories have already banned them - it's time for NSW to do the same, or innocent marine organisms will continue to suffer from growing plastic pollution in our oceans.

By announcing that NSW will adopt container deposit legislation, Premier Mike Baird and Environment Minister Mark Speakman have shown that they are making plastic pollution a priority. Tell the Premier and Environment Minister acting to eliminate harmful single-use shopping bags MUST be next.

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