To: State Environment Ministers

Ban the bag: New South Wales

Plastic pollution is killing our marine life. 30% of the world’s turtles and 90% of seabird species have now ingested plastic debris.

One of the serious offenders is plastic bags. Australians use around 4 billion plastic bags every year - that’s a whopping 10 million or so each day. Clean Up Australia estimates that around 50 million of these end up in our waterways and ocean.

Why is this important?

Around 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. We have to act now to clean up our seas. Almost all of Australia is on board - South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and ACT have ALL committed to banning single use plastic bags. It’s time for New South Wales to step up and take plastic bags off the menu for marine life.

Sign the petition and call on the State Environment Ministers to ban plastic bags now.

How it will be delivered

Your name will be delivered to the State Environment Minister in order to show her just how many people in NSW want a ban on single-use plastic bags.

New South Wales

Reasons for signing

  • There not needed
  • because we have a responsibility to care for our environment
  • Because marine life is just like our lifes and they should have equal rights


2016-06-02 17:44:48 +1000

5,000 signatures reached

2016-05-23 10:08:15 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2016-05-19 08:04:11 +1000

500 signatures reached

2016-04-27 20:06:15 +1000

100 signatures reached

2016-04-27 10:42:27 +1000

50 signatures reached

2016-03-18 19:54:36 +1100

25 signatures reached

2016-03-18 12:27:27 +1100

10 signatures reached