Robyn Byrne donated 2016-11-19 13:42:47 +1100$20,995.00 raisedGOAL: $22,000.00
Did you know that 52% of the world's sea turtles have ingested plastic or other human rubbish? Last year, the Australian Senate Inquiry into marine plastic pollution warned of a ‘looming health crisis’ from eating seafood and ingesting the bioaccumulation of plastic and adhered toxic chemicals. This has to stop!
At the end of June, the environment ministers will be coming together for their regular meeting. We want their main focus to be a ban on lightweight single use plastic bags throughout Australia. In order for this to happen, we need to urgently mobilise and support our 50 allied plastic bag-free groups.
Please chip in today to help us win, it would save countless turtles, whales, birds and other marine life from harm.
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Robyn Byrne commented on MPP BLOG 06: Plastic Bans 2016-11-08 07:31:16 +1100I wish I had read this information before I filled in the survey. Thank you for your rigorous research and information. I will add this information about tyres to my motivation to continue to reduce my car use. We have a shop in the Adelaide Central Market where we can buy all detergents etc in bulk, there are lots of environmentally friendlier choices but also our household have been using the same containers for decades. It is hard however to get younger women off the cosmetic treadmill and this needs targetting. I always add refuse to the reduce, re-use recycle mantra. I am much appreciative of the information provided about clothing, I choose natural fibres generally but would appreciate information about appropriate washing machine filters. I pick up plastic in the streets and wash to recycle but I am worried about this just leading to worse pollution, is that right? In our council area they have advised that we put plastic lids into a plastic milk or similar bottle until full and then put that into recycling bin – do you agree?, this may be entirely about recycling plant ohs.