Send a letter to the editor on plastic bags

As part of our campaign and to help increase political pressure we are asking you to write a letter to your local newspaper.


We are focusing on local newspapers in Willoughby (the Premier’s electorate) and Vaucluse (the Minister for the Environment’s electorate).

Please express your concerns about the dangers of single use plastic bags. By spreading our message and adding a personal touch - you will make a difference!

If you have not written a letter to the editor before -  here's a few helpful hints to get you started:

> Look up published Letters to the Editor in your chosen newspaper. This is a fantastic way to gauge the writing styles that appeal to that paper's editor.

> You should also check to see if the newspaper has guidelines for length and other various aspects. 

> Use a personal story or illustration to explain why NSW should ban the bag.

For more information and helpful hints on how to write a letter to the editor, head to 

We are targeting the following newspapers in priority but feel free to contact other media in these areas:

North Shore Times
Editor: Billy Cantwell
Phone: 8832 1599
Mail: GPO Box 7002, Sydney, NSW 2001

Wentworth Courier
Editor: Steve Howard
Phone: 9288 2281
Mail: GPO Box 7002, Sydney, NSW 2001
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It’s time to take action. NSW needs to adopt this positive protection measure and save countless marine animals!

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  • commented 2017-03-21 19:27:43 +1100
    I Suppose I use single use plastic bags more than once in my house, and I say no to them when ever I can because I usually carry a bag with me on my shoulder. Still further more a ban on those plastic bags can clean up the ocean a bit more, So I have nothing against baning them. Save more of the the oceans life and ban single use plastic bags in NSW. And I will be impressed. And those who suffer from their addiction to those single use plastic bags, are capable of living with out them i’m sure. We should have never been using so many of them already, ban them sooner the better.
  • published this page in Ban plastic bags 2017-03-21 14:33:27 +1100