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Wollongong City Council: Ban plastic shopping bags in the Wollongong LGA

The residents of Wollongong are calling on Wollongong City Council to introduce a ban on plastic shopping bags throughout the LGA. With free plastic bags readily available in shops, many consumers don’t think twice about using these instead of bringing their own. These free plastic shopping bags are polluting our waterways, killing our marine life, littering our parks and streets, and adding tonnes of non-degradable waste to our landfill sites. We believe the Illawarra could slash single-use plastic bag consumption throughout the area, with many flow-on benefits to the community and the environment. We are calling on Wollongong Council to attain legislative approval from State government so that a ban can be introduced in the Wollongong LGA.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Councillor
    Jill Merrin
  • Councillor
    Greg Petty


    Carolyn Lee started this petition with a single signature, and now has 784 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.