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:

  1. Every year thousands of marine animals are injured and killed in NSW as a result of ingesting or being caught in plastic waste.
  2. 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:

  1. Phase out all single-use plastics in NSW by 2023, including an immediate ban on plastic bags, plastic straws, and polystyrene products.
  2. Require all packaging used in NSW to be recyclable, compostable, or reusable by the end of 2023.
  3. Achieve 'zero pellet loss' in industrial processes by the end of 2020 to stop industrial plastics entering the environment. 
  4. Introduce mandatory lint filters for washing machines that trap plastic micro-fibres  by the end of 2023. 



Who's signing

Dawn Hourn
Maria Arranz
Leonie Kershaw
Bruce Mann
Matthew Lowry
Lynette Pressman
Elizabeth Davy
Madeleine Smith
Simon Ashworth Wood
Simon Wood
William Solomon
Laura Murray
Anita Jorgensen
Judith Kohlhagen
Kate Yanz
Toni Payne
Rhonda Green
Sophie Edington-Cheater
Michael Quinn
Mark Jones
Peter Lyall
Dene McMillan
Narelle Skinner
Ted Nixon
Diane Davies
Michael Bremer
Duncan Marshall

Will you sign?

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