A full phase out of single use plastic items in Australia by 2030

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This is a petition to urge Bill Shorten and the Australian Labor Party commit to phasing out all single use plastic items in Australia by 2030 if elected to government at the next federal election.

It is absurd that plastic a substance that takes on average 1000 years to breakdown, (while plastic bottles can take 1450 years or more to break down) is being used to make single-use, throw-away items.

For this very reason it's insane that we use plastic for items such as fast food takeout containers, drinking straws, plastic bags, drink bottles etc...

The European Union has just announced that "it is waging war against plastic waste as part of an urgent plan to clean up Europe’s act by ensuring that every piece of packaging on the continent is reusable or recyclable by 2030.

Our future depends on strong action like this from our political leaders, let's demand action!