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

Lisa Ryan
Jennifer Brewer
Nina Hyatt
Maggie Jackson
Julie Marlow
Michelle Pearce
Janella White
gaye mallinson
Marianne Wiseman
Peter Nicholas
Beryl Dix
Frances O'Brien
michael schell
Ben Buckley
Simon Wood
Annette Tazawa
Eszter Mato
Bianca Cottle
Paula Cowan
Rahni Gee
Daniel Murphy
Diane Dominique
Bridget Roberts
Liam Anderson
Colin Buckley
Tam Nguyen
Susie Crick
Paul Hunt

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  • Lisa Ryan
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  • Janella White
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    We have to start looking after this planet before it gives up on mankind!
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