Plastic Free NSW

To the Honourable President and Members of the Legislative Council of New South Wales. This petition of certain citizens of New South Wales states that:

  • Every year thousands of marine animals are injured and killed in NSW as a result of ingesting or being caught in plastic waste.

  • It is estimated that 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enters our waterways globally each year.


Your petitioners request that the Parliament introduce legislation that:

  • Phase out all single-use plastics in NSW by 2023, including an immediate ban on plastic bags, plastic straws, and polystyrene products.

  • Require all packaging used in NSW to be recyclable, compostable, or reusable by the end of 2023.

  • Achieve 'zero pellet loss' in industrial processes by the end of 2020 to stop industrial plastics entering the environment. 

  • Introduce mandatory lint filters for washing machines that trap plastic micro-fibres  by the end of 2023. 



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