Ban on single use plastic bags
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Australia alone uses 6.9 billion plastic bags a year of which 3.6 billion are plastic shopping bags. If you tied 6.9 billion plastic bags together end on end they would travel around the world 42.5 times.
By banning plastic bags we would potentially be saving wildlife and marine life as they often mistaken them for food. They get entangled and consume these plastic bags which can lead to congestion of their digestive tracts and can cause many health issues such as infections and death by suffocation.
Plastic bags pollute our land and water. They are so lightweight that they can travel long distances by wind and water. They litter our landscapes, get caught in fences and trees, float around in waterways, and can eventually make their way into the world’s oceans.
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