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
cassy cedervall
Rosemary Leaney
Shika Prakash
Colleen Williams
Elaine De Jager
Bonnie Cassen
Ruth Gledhill
Sadie Charles
Katrin Herzog
Kirsty McIlroy
Alyson Maier
Bill Jelley
Cassie Burns
Kirstina Bray
Celine Bonnaire
Damien Atkins
Lilian Read
Alicia Gorsuch
Jenny Cottle
Hilary Green
Andrew Masson
Uschi Rowlands
Nicky Berga
Rob Probin
Sjirk Bangma
Cathy Gilmore
Annette Shields
Amy Jolliffe

Will you sign?


Showing 325 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.
  • cassy cedervall
    signed 2019-04-01 22:21:17 +1100
  • 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
  • Bonnie Cassen
    signed 2019-02-26 18:56:02 +1100
  • Ruth Gledhill
    @MsRoofie tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-26 17:52:26 +1100
  • Ruth Gledhill
    signed 2019-02-26 17:52:08 +1100
  • Sadie Charles
    signed 2019-02-26 15:46:01 +1100
  • Katrin Herzog
    signed 2019-02-26 08:57:37 +1100
  • Kirsty McIlroy
    signed 2019-02-26 08:50:50 +1100
  • Alyson Maier
    signed 2019-02-26 07:06:51 +1100
  • Bill Jelley
    signed 2019-02-25 09:57:13 +1100
    Sick of the plastic being washed up on our island everyday
  • Cassie Burns
    signed 2019-02-19 15:08:57 +1100
  • Kirstina Bray
    signed 2019-02-19 12:36:17 +1100
  • Celine Bonnaire
    signed 2019-02-18 18:39:51 +1100
  • Damien Atkins
    signed 2019-02-12 16:11:01 +1100
  • Lilian Read
    signed 2019-02-09 07:48:39 +1100
  • Alicia Gorsuch
    signed 2019-02-07 21:12:07 +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
  • Uschi Rowlands
    signed 2019-02-04 14:43:05 +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
  • Sjirk Bangma
    signed 2019-02-03 14:13:21 +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