To: State Environment Ministers

Ban the bag: State Environment Ministers: WA, NSW and VIC

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. South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and ACT already have successful plastic bag bans in place. Queensland has also committed to banning plastic bags by 2018. It’s time for New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia 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 Ministers in order to show them just how many people in Australia want a ban on single-use plastic bags.

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Reasons for signing

  • We need to help those who cannot speak. Make the silent vices heard.
  • As long as I can remember we used recyclable bags. Its silly not too.
  • The quicker the world is free of plastic the better off we and all the creatures of rivers and oceans will be.

Updates

2017-07-14 19:35:13 +1000

20,000 signatures reached

2016-10-17 16:42:54 +1100

10,000 signatures reached

2016-07-04 21:52:42 +1000

5,000 signatures reached

2016-06-06 16:26:03 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2016-05-31 16:51:19 +1000

500 signatures reached

2016-05-24 09:28:03 +1000

100 signatures reached

2016-05-20 19:48:20 +1000

50 signatures reached

2016-05-20 10:10:25 +1000

25 signatures reached

2016-05-17 08:56:07 +1000

10 signatures reached