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CALL FOR NSW, VIC AND WA BAN

BAN THE BAG

More than 5 billion plastic bags are handed out at the checkout every year.

Less than 4% are recycled.

As you are reading this, 7,150 plastic bags are going to landfill.

Over the last decade since state environment ministers undertook to ban the bag, 1.2 billion have ended up in the litter stream.

Clean Up volunteers report that 8% of the plastics they remove from our streets, parks, beaches, bushland and waterways are plastic bags.

These bags re potential killers.
Their victims - the animals that ingest them - choke, smother or die of malnutrition.
Such a horrible way to die.

HARRIS FARM JOINS THE CAMPAIGN

Harris Farm Markets is offering customers boxes or paper bags as an alternative to plastic in an attempt to reduce the number of plastic bags at checkout by 30% between May and July 2017.

As in incentive to encourage uptake, Harris Farm is donating 5c to Clean Up Australia for every customer who says NO to plastic.

The target is 1 million customers across 23 stores in NSW.

A family owned business which has been in operation since 1971, Harris Farm prides itself on waste reduction and sustainability initiatives – such as Imperfect Picks, Curious Cuts, Love Local and Farmer Friendly Milk - all of which divert produce that would have been rejected by supermarkets from landfill.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Clean Up Australia has joined forces with The Project to call on the Premiers of NSW, VIC and WA to join the rest of Australia for a national ban on single use plastic bags.

Together we are challenging these three Premiers to be the first across the line to ban the bag.

And YOU can be a part of that solution.

  1. Let these key decision makers know you care by signing our petition to ban the bag
  2. Share our video with your friends
  3. Join the twitter conversation

And next time you are at the checkout  Don't be a Dag - say NO to that bag

 

 
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