Plastic waste is having a massive impact on our environment and on marine life. By 2050, 99% of all seabirds will have plastic in their stomachs. And 15% of wildlife species affected by ingestion and entanglement are endangered. It’s hard not to be moved by images of wild creatures choking on human garbage or tangled up in plastic waste.
We need action now to phase out single use plastics so that we can reduce the terrible harm they do to birds, turtles and other wildlife.
The Greens have a Bill that will phase out the use of single-use plastic items such as straws, cups, plates, stirrers and other plastic waste products over a five-year period. Retailers will be required to start providing re-useable, biodegradable or compostable alternatives right now so we can start to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic products.
It's time to take action on plastic pollution. Sign the petition and join the call.
We the undersigned residents of South Australia call on the South Australian Parliament to legislate to get rid of single use plastics. They are unnecessary, wasteful and hugely damaging to wildlife and the environment. South Australia has led the nation for decades in the War on Waste. Let’s take it to the next level – for the sake of our birds, turtles and other creatures.
Please support the Single Use and Other Plastics (Waste Avoidance) Bill.