Join with Greenpeace to help them place advertising to get plastic bags banned

 

What’s happening?

In Australia, we use 4 billion plastic bags every year, or a staggering 10 million every single day. Plastic bags are an unnecessary environmental hazard since many eco-friendly options exist like paper or canvas shopping bags. These disposable, toxic bags are an environmental hazard and a consumer of oil. We are collectively using about 12 million barrels of oil to produce the plastic bags that are used each year. Millions of these end up strewn across our beaches, or floating through waterways and oceans where fish, turtles and birds mistake them for food. And it doesn’t have to be this way.

Once these bags end up in the oceans, they join other types of plastic trash from around the world and are often swept up in currents to make its way to enormous whirling eddies of trash. The largest, near Hawaii, is more than a thousand miles across and contains more plastic than plankton. Plastic bags and other bits of floating debris are mistaken for food by seabirds, turtles, and other marine life. Up to 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and turtles die each year as a result of plastic debris.

Greenpeace’s efforts

Greenpeace has just won an historic, world-class recycling program in NSW. And in the last few weeks, tens of thousands of supporters have signed the new petition asking state environment ministers to ban the bag. Momentum is on our side, so Greenpeace are stepping it up, grabbing politicians’ attention with a TV ad they won’t be able to dismiss or forget.

Supporting Greenpeace

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How you can help

Help get Greenpeace’s ad all over the airwaves, and ban plastic bags for good.

https://give.greenpeace.org.au/

 

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