Plastic Bag Free Victoria

Item

Title

Plastic Bag Free Victoria

Website Frontpage

Description

Stop Bagging Victoria and be part of the solution
#BanTheBag

We need the Victorian Government to take action by passing legislation to ban plastic bags in Victoria. To do this we need your help

Plastic bags are the fifth most littered item in Victoria.

Plastics break down into smaller plastic pieces and never leave the ecosystem.

By taking reusable bags to the supermarket, refusing plastic bags or using a box, Victorians can save over a billion plastic bags each year.

Say YES to Plastic Bag Free Victoria!

Plastic Bag Free Victoria aims to highlight local community efforts to stop the free distribution of single use plastic bags while at the same time advocate to the state government for a ban on the free distribution of single use plastic bags.

Importantly, please invite everyone you know to Like this page - I am aiming at 20,000 likes. Once this number is achieved this will be taken to State Environment Minister Lisa Neville for further discussion with an aim of getting a State wide ban on single use plastic bags on the State Governments agenda.

Type of group

Campaign

Primary environmental focus

Waste

Geographic sphere or activity

State

Primary location

Victoria

Known address

Address unknown

Website link/s

Date of known website activity

2018

Founding Year

Unknown

History of group

Unknown

Successes

July 2017 Breaking news! Woolworths to phase out plastic bags around the country.

June 2017 The Project has teamed up with Clean Up Australia to call on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, and WA Premier Mark McGowan to #BanTheBag. Add your name and keep the pressure on our politicians: https://www.change.org/p/gladys-berejiklian-ban-plastic-bags-across-nsw-victoria-and-wa

Thursday 8 June, 2017: the report from the inquiry into the bill to ban plastic bags, microbeads and excess plastic packaging in Victoria was tabled.
Despite having more than six months, a 11,600 physical signature petition, a 150,000 online signature petition, a federal senate inquiry, five other states and territories to learn from, 2872 public submissions and two days of public hearings the members of the Environment and Planning Committee have handed down an incredibly disappointing conclusion.

That "the Committee is not in a position to fully assess the Bill’s impact on communities, families, individuals, businesses and the environment in its current form." It has recommended that "the government undertake a formal assessment of the impact of the Bill on communities, families, individuals, businesses and the environment."

We are left dumbfounded on how a group of people would require any more information to hand down a decision.

Please write to your local state MP, Daniel Andrews and Lily D'Ambrosio MP and let them know we have waited long enough.

Read the report in full here

17 August 2016: Plastic Bag Free Victoria handed 11,600 signatures to Greens Senator Nina Springle on the steps of Parliament of Victoria. Read the full press release

Item sets