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Petitioning John Durkan, Grant O'Brien, media@woolworths.com.au, media@coles.com.au, Coles

Implement Special Needs Trolleys throughout all Coles and Woolworths Stores

I’m the mother of a 3 year old boy with cerebral palsy. I’m asking Coles and Woolworths to introduce special needs trolleys at all their stores, like big supermarkets do overseas, so we can get on with our lives instead of fighting to do the simple things! When I asked at my local Woolworths and Coles if I could use their Special Needs trolley, Woolworths flat out said they won’t be getting one, and Coles are going to take 2 months (it's been over 2 months now!) Mikey is a beautiful kid. As he’s growing, he continues to wear a leg brace because of his Cerebral Palsy - and there’s no way he can use the ordinary trolleys.  His condition means he tires easily and so needs the support of a safe and supported trolley. This should be an easy thing - these companies are huge.  In the grand scheme of things, getting at least one of these trolleys at every store has to be achievable.  And it would make such a huge difference for families like mine.  It’d mean we can have the choice to shop at any of their stores, just like anyone else would. As it is, like most families, I squeeze groceries in between caring for my family, part-time work and running a household, but on top of that, when you’re caring for a child with disability and/or chronic conditions, you need to fit in therapy and hospital visits too.  I need to be able to rely on the fact that I can just drop into a supermarket and there’s going to be a trolley he can use there - without it taking 2 months of lobbying and begging to get it done! Please sign my petition asking Coles and Woolworths to introduce special needs trolleys at all their stores.  Just like other big supermarkets have started doing overseas.  It won’t cost them much, but it’ll mean the world of difference for families like mine and make life that bit easier.

Kelly Wilton
37,728 supporters
Petitioning Coles

Get Roundup® out of Coles and Woolworths

Take Roundup® off your shelves. What is it?Roundup® a (glyphosate) weed killer is a broad-spectrum herbicide, that means it has negative effects on nearly every plant with which it comes in contact. It is an extremely toxic hazardous chemical the Council sprays in public areas. Roundup® is manufactured by Monsanto. It's the company that developed chemical products which have eventually become controversial or been banned, they include DDT, Agent Orange, Bovine Growth Hormone, and PCBs. Why phase it out? Laboratory and epidemiological studies confirm that Roundup poses serious health hazards, including Endocrine (hormone) disruption, DNA damage, Cancer, Birth defects, and Neurological Disorders. Roundup and glyphosate don't breakdown, it was proved by a French court that the manufacturer; Monsanto lied, they are not biodegradable. They have been detected in air, rain, groundwater, in people’s urine, and even circulating in women’s blood. Glyphosate can even cross the placental barrier and an unborn fetus can thus be exposed. What can you do? Please sign this petition We're asking the Coles and Woolworths to take Roundup (glyphosate) weed killer and other hazardous chemicals off your shelves. There is no “safe” dose for Roundup exposure set by regulators is not based on up-to-date objective evidence; thus current regulations do not protect the public. Some of the Australian City Councils have to pay for employees compensation for the impact on their health and are banning its use. If it's not good for workers why should it be good for homeowners? SOME REFERENCES: Roundup birth defects: http://tinyurl.com/n54ahv6Glyphosate poisoning: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15862083 Glyphosate induces human breast cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756170Toxicology of Glyphosate-Based Herbicides: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/tx1001749 Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 2013 Report: http://tinyurl.com/mpb9ecb Toxicity of Glyphosate-Based Pesticides: http://www.trentu.ca/biology/berrill/Research/Roundup_Poster.htm Roundup Deadly to Human Cells: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=weed-whacking-herbicide-p

Catherine Anderson-Karena
19,908 supporters
Closed
Petitioning NSW Government, Coles, Woolworths, NSW Environment Minister, Rob Stokes MP, Gabrielle Upton MP

Ban single-use plastic bags in NSW

So far South Australia, the Northern Territory, Tasmania and the ACT have banned single-use plastic bags. Queensland will join them next year. NSW is lagging behind the other states and territories and our oceans and marine life are suffering, as seen in the ABC News report on Sunday February 12 about Clifton, the juvenile Green Turtle which almost died from ingesting plastic. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-12/sydney-harbour-hidden-plastics-threatening-endangered-turtles/8263368 Courtesy ABC News Single-use plastic bags make up a significant proportion of the 10 tonnes of plastic waste that litters Sydney Harbour each year. As a long-time sailing journalist I've noticed more and more waste floating and washing up onto NSW beaches. The two big supermarkets rebuff criticism by saying they comply with government regulations and Woolworths told me they continue to offer single-use bags to give customers a choice. Tough for Clifton and his turtle mates to make the right choice when a floating bag looks the same as a jellyfish. If the big two aren't going to lead the charge by banning the bag, or at the very least charging for them during the phase-out, then it's up to the NSW state government to bring in new policy. It's also up to us as shoppers to change our habits and switch to reusable bags. It can be easy to forget and leave our reusable bags at home - if they are put back in the car after unpacking the shopping they should be handy each time. Let's reduce our reliance on using so much plastic, starting with the single-use bag, and lessen the number of marine deaths via entangling and ingesting. Image: Clifton recovering at Taronga Zoo's Wildlife Hospital, credit Nicole Chettle/ABC News    

Lisa Ratcliff
18,968 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Woolworths

Woolworths: Stop selling unsafe "infant beverages" to 6-month-old babies

Woolworths is selling a new range of "infant beverages" to babies as young as 6 months old. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the "Bebi” drinks on the shelf at Woolworths. As well as having an 18-month-old daughter Holly, I’m actually a midwife -- and these drinks drive me crazy. Babies that young shouldn’t be drinking fruit juice; it’s just setting them up for lifelong problems like obesity and tooth decay. It also goes against the advice of almost every doctor, midwife, dentist and child health nurse, AND our national dietary guidelines. Unsuspecting parents will fall for the 'convenience' without realising that they violate just about every bit of medical advice out there. I know this will happen, because I see it all the time in many other areas that involve women’s and infant health. Bebi isn’t the only one doing this, but it’s the worst I’ve seen when it comes to targeting young babies. The bottle even comes with a teat -- because they know babies that young can’t actually drink any other way. I’m tired of multi-million dollar companies exploiting young children with no regard for their health, best practice evidence or health guidelines. That’s why I’m asking Woolworths to stop contributing to this by stocking the drinks. If they hear from hundreds their customers, I know they’ll listen rather than risk losing business. If you'd like to give Woolworths your feedback, their Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/woolworths?fref=ts&filter=2 Here are some links with more information: http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/national/resource/infant-nutrition http://www.dhsv.org.au/news-stories/2012/11/15/babies-don-t-need-bebi-fruit-drinks/ https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/who-code http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/15279764/squeeze-on-baby-juices/ http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2004/WHO_FCH_CAH_04.13.pdf

Jessica Williams
12,799 supporters
Stop wrapping small portions of herbs, vegetables and fruit in plastic and styrofoam.

Thank you for contacting Woolworths to provide your feedback on plastic packaging. We are committed to reducing our use of plastic packaging and we are working hard to address products in our range that are over-packaged. We have trials underway to remove or reduce plastic packaging on 28 fresh produce lines such as tomatoes, lettuce and sweet potatoes. Over the last few months we have removed plastic packaging from organic spring onions, celery, kale and english spinach lines removing 25.2 tonnes of plastic packaging in our stores. Some packaging​ will continue to be​ ​used to preserve the life of a product throughout the supply chain and to extend the shelf​ ​life of products in store and in the home. This is an important factor in cutting down food waste. To help support our customers in recycling packaging, all our stores will also be offering flexible plastic recycling by June 30, 2018 via the RedCycle program. This is a closed loop recycling solution where customers can return soft plastic packaging which are recycled by our recycling partners. We are also the first supermarket retailer to commence and commit to applying the Australasian Recycling Label on our own brand products to help make it easier for customers to understand how to recycle packaging correctly. We'll continue to work with our suppliers and remain fully committed to actively pursuing packaging alternatives that reduce the amount of plastic we use and improving the recyclability of our packaging.

1 year ago