Petition against too much soft plastics used & supermarket near-expiry foods being dumped

Petition against too much soft plastics used & supermarket near-expiry foods being dumped

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Christina Pike started this petition to Australian Government

We would like to petition this nation of Australia to fight against so much unnecessary waste going into landfill. This petition is twofold. It’s against food wastage and too much unnecessary plastics being used and dumped!

As a family we’ve watched “War on Waste” and are very convicted by the amount of wastage that we have contributed as a nation and we would like to do something about it. If you haven’t watched it, feel free to do so via this link: https://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/war-on-waste/

There are too much food that’s being dumped daily which are more than good enough for human consumption or for pets. Just because it’s close to the expiry date does not mean it needs to be tossed in the bins – whether it’s because of company policies or sheer laziness.

We would like to see more food from the supermarkets given to the homeless, soup kitchens, animal shelters, food scraps for pets, etc. We do not want to see them all ending up in the bins ready for landfill. We are sick of all the unnecessarily wastage that goes on in this plentiful nation of ours.

We would like to see a change.

Ideas for a solution:

A.  Local councils and supermarkets to supply appropriate bins at every supermarket outlets in the nation. One bin for wet scraps (with no plastic wrapping) for pigs, etc. One for soft plastics recycling. One for paper recycling. One for bottles, cans and other common recyclable items. One with no locks for items that are close to the used-by-dates for soup kitchens or animal shelters that could be delivered at the end of every day to a depot and the respective organisations can have a rotation to collect the foods for use. Lastly, one for just the other waste that have to go into landfill if they can’t be recycled or composted in our local gardens or parks.

B.  Impose heavier tax on unnecessary packaged goods like fruits and vegetables or items bought online that will be picked up by us in person.  

C.  Be educated.  A friend of mine told me of this homeschool mum in Tasmania who has written a book on this topic - Waste Free Living by Lauren Carter (you can buy it from the major bookshops), and they provide the info in an e-course also. Their website is here -  https://zerowastefamilies.com/ The family live waste-free. They also have an online store  https://spiralgarden.com.au/ 

We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now. Thank you for reading and supporting this petition.  

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