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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
37,491 supporters
Petitioning Woolworths, Woolworths and Coles supermarkets

Coles and Woolworths: We need to fix Tasmania's toxic salmon industry

I am proud to call Tasmania my home. It’s a unique place, nestled inside a spectacular coastline. The diverse marine ecosystems support our thriving fishing industry which employs thousands of Tasmanians. But beneath this paradise, a battle is raging against Tasmanian fish farms. Fueled by greed, the two salmon giants, Tassal and Huon Aquaculture have been expanding unsustainably, pushing out smaller operators. They have turned the industry into a toxic bloated monster that is polluting our water, destroying the beautiful environment, and dividing communities. We are calling on Coles and Woolworths to take a stand and help stop the unsustainable growth of the Tasmanian salmon industry. Instead of regulating the industry, the Tasmanian government has been cheerleading its reckless expansion which only makes big money for a small group of people. In fact, the government is supportive of doubling the size of an industry already too big for the island.  I've dedicated my life to protecting our environment and jobs, working for years with organisations dedicated to sustainable growth. It’s heartbreaking to see hardworking jobs put at risk and professional fishers pushed to the side just so a few companies can make endless profits. The community has all the answers - our leaders must listen to us.  The unhealthy relationship between the politicians and the salmon industry giants needs to end so the Tasmanian salmon industry can have a real future. We risk the collapse of the entire industry, the loss of thousands of local jobs if we continue unsustainably in the greed for more profits for some. The Government won’t protect us, so we need your help to protect ourselves. The majority of this salmon is sold in mainland Australia through Woolworths and Coles. We are calling on Coles and Woolworths to sign the Dennes Point Declaration and demand that the unsustainable expansion of the salmon industry be stopped. We want: 1. A moratorium on any new industrial fish farms in Tasmania's coastal, estuary and river waters  2. An immediate government led transition out of the sea and into land based farms 3. An independent, empowered and resourced regulator guided by independent science and community values.  Please sign and share the petition to help Tasmanians end the crisis of the salmon industry reclaim our island back.

Leanne Minshull
31,690 supporters
Petitioning Coles, Woolworths, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews

Add Health Care Workers to Coles and Woolworths' Online Shopping Eligibility.

Greater Shepparton Response Committee are currently advocating to help and support Health Care Workers in the Goulburn Valley area. But they need our help! As a local health care worker, I know how challenging it is to find time to go shopping, and when you get there essential items have run out.  The nature of our jobs puts us at an increased risk of catching and/or unintentionally transmitting any communicable disease, including COVID-19. So it makes absolute sense to keep Health Care Workers at home when we aren't at work! Instead we are still expected to do our shopping with the general public or at designated times that are unsuitable and expected to wear our uniforms....hmmm!  Including Health Care Workers as a priority in the online ordering eligibility would demonstrate support and appreciation for the entire industry at a time when most are overworked, stressed and putting themselves at risk for the greater good. Currently those eligible to access Coles and Woolworths online services are: Woolworths: Seniors, people with a disability, those with compromised immunity and those required to isolate Coles: elderly and vulnerable members of the community including retirement and nursing homes Please sign and show your appreciation and support for local Health Care Workers.  Photo � Adobe Stock/Maria Sbytova

Keira Birchmore
26,304 supporters
Petitioning Coles, Woolworths

#SolveFoodWaste. Australian Supermarkets to donate unsold food to charity.

My name is Chantel and growing up, food was never a constant in my house. We were poor and all of my childhood, I experienced food insecurity. Now that I work at a major supermarket, I’m horrified at the massive amounts of perfectly edible food that is discarded every day. It is estimated that $20 billion worth of edible food is wasted in Australia each year. This is why I’m calling to make it mandatory for supermarkets to donate unsold or surplus food.  In 2019, FoodBank revealed that nearly 4 million people experienced food insecurity at some point in the past year. Tonnes of food is wasted every year while Australians are going hungry. There is enough food to feed everyone, we just need to divert it efficiently. The major supermarkets have significant power in tackling this issue. The photo used in this petition was taken at work. Everyday, I see large amounts of edible food being thrown away because it doesn’t meet the supermarkets’ high cosmetic standards. Between 20-40% of fruits and vegetables don’t even make it to the shelf because they aren’t aesthetically pleasing enough. In fact, growers themselves don’t ship all of their fresh produce for a variety of superficial reasons such as uneven colour, shape etc because they have to fulfil the supermarkets’ strict standards. These quality assurance standards promote waste culture and it must stop now. Food wastage has significant environmental effects too. It is responsible for around 8% of the global greenhouse gas because spoiled, rotting food produces methane, which is nearly thirty times more potent than carbon monoxide. Last year, France introduced a law banning surplus food from being thrown away by supermarkets. Australia must follow France’s lead and make it mandatory for supermarkets to donate unsold or surplus food. The current food donations made by supermarket giants are a very small proportion of what is being dumped. As a result of the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, we are in the worst recession in a century. The national unemployment rate is high and it will be very difficult for people to find new jobs. Australians are doing it tough. Now is the time to redirect edible food going to landfills to those in need. Please sign and share my petition calling on the government to pass a law to ban food wastage by supermarkets and mandate donation of unsold produce to charities.

chantel .
24,048 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
19,941 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.

4 years ago