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

Majella Lloyd
Antje Clarke
Stuart King
Grace Johnson
John Stathis
Sharon Cooper
Janet Ellis
Rafaele Joudry
Etel Fletcher
ms veeto
Geoff Cameron
Suzi Perry
Philippa Whyte
Marianne Cool
Hale Adasal
Cathy Gilmore
Rolf Mehrens
Kara Vandine
Claire Scott
Joanne Wicks
Annette Bristow
Vickii Lett
Mandy Creighton
Chantal Cordey
Donna Carey
Jeanette Castle
Rebecca King

Will you sign?


Showing 320 reactions

  • Majella Lloyd
    signed via 2018-08-03 06:52:44 +1000
  • Antje Clarke
    signed 2018-08-03 01:41:35 +1000
    ’This is a disgrace!!!!
  • Stuart King
    signed via 2018-08-02 19:18:54 +1000
  • Grace Johnson
    signed 2018-08-02 14:15:21 +1000
  • John Stathis
    signed 2018-08-02 12:30:10 +1000
  • Sharon Cooper
    signed 2018-08-02 12:29:13 +1000
  • Janet Ellis
    signed via 2018-08-02 12:00:38 +1000
    Let’s get our priorities right and put more funding into finding sustainable alternatives to plastic and helping them become a reality instead of propping up the fossil fuel industry.
  • Rafaele Joudry
    signed via 2018-08-02 11:07:50 +1000
    Rafaele Joudry
  • Etel Fletcher
    signed via 2018-08-02 10:41:52 +1000
  • ms veeto
    signed 2018-08-02 10:25:58 +1000
  • Geoff Cameron
    signed via 2018-08-02 09:04:59 +1000
  • Suzi Perry
    signed 2018-08-01 22:09:45 +1000
    We voted in the government- it’s time they step up. Who is running this country- the politicians we voted in, or the hypocritical money hungry short sighted supermarkets?
  • Philippa Whyte
    signed 2018-08-01 21:32:12 +1000
    No more plastic
  • Marianne Cool
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-08-01 21:19:27 +1000
    Sign the petition: Plastic Free NSW
  • Marianne Cool
    signed 2018-08-01 21:18:40 +1000
    PLEASE act before we are drowning in plastic
  • Hale Adasal
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-08-01 20:39:35 +1000
    Sign the petition: Plastic Free NSW
  • Hale Adasal
    signed 2018-08-01 20:39:23 +1000
    Hale Adasal
  • Cathy Gilmore
    signed 2018-08-01 19:44:24 +1000
    This is so typical of big business and the liberal government!! No care for the environment or the wildlife!!

    We need to Act NOW!! #BantheBag!!
  • Rolf Mehrens
    signed 2018-08-01 18:43:31 +1000
    Some European countries have been without plastic shopping bag for the last fifty years.
  • Kara Vandine
    signed 2018-08-01 16:16:07 +1000
  • Claire Scott
    signed 2018-08-01 14:35:40 +1000
  • Joanne Wicks
    signed 2018-08-01 13:57:30 +1000
  • Annette Bristow
    signed 2018-08-01 12:25:53 +1000
    Annette Bristow
  • Vickii Lett
    signed 2018-08-01 12:13:25 +1000
  • Mandy Creighton
    signed 2018-08-01 12:05:14 +1000
  • Chantal Cordey
    signed 2018-08-01 11:37:27 +1000
    How hard is it to remember to take your reusable shopping bag with you? Are people really that stupid ?
  • Donna Carey
    signed 2018-08-01 10:57:38 +1000
  • Tabitha Steward
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-08-01 10:16:31 +1000
    Sign the petition: Plastic Free NSW
  • Jeanette Castle
    signed 2018-08-01 10:05:58 +1000
    Plastic bags have been banned in other states, why not in NSW?
  • Rebecca King
    signed 2018-08-01 10:04:40 +1000