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To: State Environment Ministers
Ban the bag: Western Australia
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
The petition will be delivered by local champions in each State to their Environment Minister.