Ban single-use plastic carry bags in Fairfield Village, Melbourne
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Ban the Bag in Fairfield Village, Victoria
Traders and shoppers of Fairfield - plastic pollution is killing our marine life.
- 30% of the world’s turtles, and
- 90% of seabird species have now ingested plastic debris.
One of the most serious offenders is the plastic shopping bag. Humble yet toxic! Australians use a whopping 10 million plastic bags EACH DAY and a huge amount of these end up in our waterways and ocean - some in our own nearby Yarra River.
We have to act now to clean up our waterways. South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and ACT already have successful plastic bag bans in place. Queensland has also committed to banning plastic bags by 2018.
We hope that New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia soon step up and take plastic bags off the menu for marine life. But in the meantime, from little things big things grow - let's start by uniting as a community to ban single-use plastic carry bags in Fairfield Village.
We respectfully invite traders in Fairfield Village to join our campaign and consider ways to stop providing free single-use plastic bags to shoppers. Let's set up a system where shoppers can bring their own bags, re-use boxes or pay a small amount for paper carry bags. This has been done now in many communities, small and large, all over the world - it is no longer a radical or unfamiliar concept to shoppers.
Fairfield residents love their local shops, and they often choose to spend their money locally rather than in bigger outlets outside their community. They also care about the environment, and they would appreciate, applaud and support local businesses who could work with us on this issue.
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