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. 

 

 

Who's signing

angela elliss
Rosemary Leaney
Shika Prakash
Colleen Williams
Elaine De Jager
Kirsty McIlroy
Alyson Maier
Cassie Burns
Celine Bonnaire
Jenny Cottle
Hilary Green
Andrew Masson
Nicky Berga
Rob Probin
Cathy Gilmore
Annette Shields
Amy Jolliffe
Joanne Edmondstone
Kerie Howlett
Kate Rowland
Chris Behl
Michelle Yes brien
Jeremy Martens
Sue Hassler
Kyle Blanche
Peter Deards
Tonya Flower
Margaret Morris
Max Kettle

Will you sign?


Showing 246 reactions

  • angela elliss
    signed 2019-04-08 10:06:21 +1000
    Hi Justin,

    Gutsy move, and so thrilled to hear you are more committed in making a real environmental difference than sorting out in-house Green issues. Would love to help out in the NSW area.
  • Rosemary Leaney
    signed 2019-03-28 15:15:17 +1100
  • Shika Prakash
    signed 2019-02-27 20:59:19 +1100
  • Colleen Williams
    signed 2019-02-26 22:18:19 +1100
    The only way to effectively stop plastics entering the environment is to stop making them. Please prevent these at source.
  • Elaine De Jager
    signed 2019-02-26 20:53:50 +1100
  • Ruth Gledhill
    @MsRoofie tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-26 17:52:26 +1100
  • Kirsty McIlroy
    signed 2019-02-26 08:50:50 +1100
  • Alyson Maier
    signed 2019-02-26 07:06:51 +1100
  • Cassie Burns
    signed 2019-02-19 15:08:57 +1100
  • Celine Bonnaire
    signed 2019-02-18 18:39:51 +1100
  • Jenny Cottle
    signed 2019-02-06 14:30:15 +1100
  • Hilary Green
    signed 2019-02-04 22:46:06 +1100
  • Andrew Masson
    signed 2019-02-04 15:01:12 +1100
  • Nicky Berga
    signed 2019-02-03 22:08:06 +1100
    Please lead the way, let’s make these changes and take responsibility for our actions
  • Rob Probin
    signed 2019-02-03 14:57:31 +1100
  • Cathy Gilmore
    signed 2019-02-03 13:31:24 +1100
  • Annette Shields
    signed 2019-02-03 13:04:52 +1100
  • Amy Jolliffe
    signed 2019-02-03 12:56:12 +1100
  • Joanne Edmondstone
    signed 2019-02-03 11:11:18 +1100
    Not only is this sad but it is quite scary . How we deal with plastic has to be addressed .
  • Kerie Howlett
    signed 2019-02-03 11:03:29 +1100
    All humans, all over the world need to act right now to change our way of living and eliminate plastic from our lives! This is horrendous and must stop! We walk our beach and pick up what we can. A little bit can make a big difference!
  • Kate Rowland
    signed 2019-02-02 09:58:47 +1100
    I would also support a tax to manufacturers on non-recyclable plastics and products
  • Chris Behl
    signed 2019-02-02 07:16:02 +1100
  • Michelle Yes brien
    signed 2019-02-01 21:43:33 +1100
  • Jeremy Martens
    signed 2019-02-01 19:59:03 +1100
  • Sue Hassler
    signed 2019-02-01 12:19:15 +1100
  • Kyle Blanche
    signed 2019-01-31 14:14:07 +1100
  • Peter Deards
    signed 2019-01-31 06:38:12 +1100
  • Tonya Flower
    signed 2019-01-30 21:30:23 +1100
  • Margaret Morris
    signed 2019-01-30 21:11:05 +1100
  • Max Kettle
    signed 2019-01-30 20:12:23 +1100
    Our children’s future depends on it