Plastic Free NSW

Plastic swallowed by sea bird

Moving towards a Plastic Free Sea

A Ban on Plastic Bags and other single use plastics

Nearly all marine life including half the world’s turtles and almost all sea birds have ingested plastic waste. This plastic waste includes shopping bags, and pieces of bottle tops, coffee cup lids and other packaging. Even biodegradable plastics just turn in to smaller pieces of plastic, releasing dangerous chemicals as they break apart. We must stop this problem at its source by educating the public about the impact of plastics and banning single use plastic products including shopping bags..

A Ban on Microbeads

Microbeads are the tiny plastic beads commonly found in household products such as facial scrubs and cleansers, toothpaste and laundry detergents. They never break down and contribute to the 34.9 billion pieces of micro plastic in Australia’s Waters. A voluntary ban, like the one the federal government wants, won’t be effective. We are fighting for a real ban on microbeads from cosmetics and household detergents.

A Container Deposit Scheme

A container deposit scheme like those in South Australia and the Northern Territory means people in NSW will get 10c back for every bottle they recycle. This will take the pressure off kerbside recycling, which local councils currently need to pay for, and also provide valuable income streams for community groups and individuals — as well as cutting down on the amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans.

I support the protection of our marine life by ending plastic pollution in our oceans.

I call on the NSW government to:

  • Recognise the serious threat plastic pollution presents to the marine environment and coastal communities.

  • Support measures to reduce plastic pollution such as a ban on plastic bags and other single use plastic products, a ban on microbeads, and a world leading container deposit scheme to catch plastic litter before it hits the ground.

  • Ensure that action to prevent and clean up plastic pollution is a priority for NSW.

Who's signing

Pamela Dawes
Norman Thompson
Gianni Rocco Caprino
Chantal Tremblay
Jodie House
Rowena Potts
Zoe Fogg
Natalie Ledwidge
Renata Leme
Jayne Paramor
Judy Lambert
Julie Pratt
Barry J Power
Stephen Dwyer
Andrew Graham
Naomi Groothoff
Jonathan Cassell
Lisanne Burghardt
Steven Miles
Kris Dodge
Skye Virgin
Rod Hearps
Elizabeth Honey
Raymond T Frost
Alain Brousse
Thomas Sharkey
Deborah Frew
Jai White

Will you sign?

Showing 172 reactions

  • Pamela Dawes
    signed 2018-07-13 21:22:05 +1000
    It is not our right to use products which we know to be harmful to other creatures.

    Please have compassion and show that humans can be considerate to other living-even with bans on these products, it will take a long time to fix this plastic catastrophe in ourr oceans
  • Norman Thompson
    @democracy_4sale tweeted link to this page. 2018-07-13 13:00:21 +1000
  • Norman Thompson
    signed 2018-07-13 13:00:02 +1000
  • Gianni Rocco Caprino
    signed 2018-07-11 23:44:27 +1000
  • Chantal Tremblay
    signed 2018-07-11 19:13:36 +1000
  • Jodie House
    signed 2018-07-11 17:27:49 +1000
    Jodie House
  • Rowena Potts
    signed 2018-07-11 17:23:06 +1000
  • Zoe Fogg
    signed 2018-07-11 16:19:21 +1000
  • Natalie Ledwidge
    signed 2018-07-11 16:12:20 +1000
  • Renata Leme
    signed 2018-07-11 15:53:12 +1000
  • Jayne Paramor
    signed 2018-07-11 15:19:32 +1000
  • Judy Lambert
    signed 2018-07-10 13:03:46 +1000
    A ban on single use plastic bags is long overdue. It’s time for NSW to catch up on this simple move to reduce waste and diminish the harmful effects on our marine life.
  • Julie Pratt
    signed 2018-07-09 13:26:34 +1000
    The health of the planet largely depends on the health of our oceans.

    We mus keep plastics out of the ocean.

    People should not be using those thicker plastic bags that supermarkets are chargin g for – they are worse than single use ones. It’s a scandal.

    Get a few cloth bags – keep them in the car – then there is no need to use plastic bags for anything.
  • Barry J Power
    signed 2018-07-05 16:44:16 +1000
    Our family replaced plastic bags with woven materials over twenty 20 years. We knew they were not biodegradable.
  • Stephen Dwyer
    signed 2018-07-04 19:14:31 +1000
  • Andrew Graham
    signed 2018-07-04 17:39:54 +1000
  • Naomi Groothoff
    signed 2018-07-03 15:50:58 +1000
    Looking forward to single use plastic bags being banned worldwide forever!
  • Jonathan Cassell
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-03 09:21:01 +1000
    Sign the petition: Plastic Free NSW
  • Jonathan Cassell
    signed 2018-07-03 09:20:43 +1000
  • Lisanne Burghardt
    signed 2018-07-03 09:04:04 +1000
    Lisanne Burghardt
  • Steven Miles
    signed 2018-07-03 08:35:50 +1000
  • Kris Dodge
    signed 2018-07-03 08:04:59 +1000
  • Skye Virgin
    signed 2018-07-02 18:15:01 +1000
  • Rod Hearps
    signed 2018-07-02 16:39:35 +1000
  • Elizabeth Honey
    signed 2018-07-02 14:24:08 +1000
    Elizabeth Honey
  • Raymond T Frost
    signed via 2018-07-02 13:47:29 +1000
    Raymond T Frost
  • Alain Brousse
    signed via 2018-07-02 13:29:20 +1000
  • Thomas Sharkey
    signed 2018-07-02 12:21:05 +1000
  • Deborah Frew
    signed 2018-07-02 12:18:11 +1000
  • Jai White
    signed 2018-07-02 12:11:42 +1000