Thanks to all the LEGENDS who joined this blustery morn at the beach to spell BAN THE BAG NSW! 😍💙🙌🏽 SHARE THIS PHOTO! Let's spread this message loud & clear!! #BANTHEBAGNSW
Find the Media Release up now & more images in coming days on my Facebook page "Plastic Free Mermaid" & on my website iquitplastics.com ! 💙💙💙💙 More than one million single-use plastic bags are used every minute!
Every year approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide.
Over the last ten years Australian state environment ministers have pondered legislation to ban single-use plastic bags, in this time over 1.2 billion have ended up in the litter stream. Even as you are reading this, 7,150 plastic bags are going to “landfill.” NSW must join the rest of Australia for a consistent national approach. To level the playing field.
We don’t want a weak ban. We want a strong ban.
We want a ban on light weight plastic bags. We don’t want them replaced with thicker plastic bags that claim to be “reusable.” We don’t want them replaced with biodegradable bags. Let’s face it, they could still choke a turtle or trap a bird. We want all single-use plastic bags banned from being distributed here in NSW. We can bring our own bags. We can use boxes. We can pay extra if we forget.
This is for you, Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, who I handed a reusable mermaid bag. For you Gabrielle, who I wore my mermaid shell top to our meeting in Bondi last year. PLEASE HEAR US!
Thank you @aerobot
for the drone capture! @themodernjournal
for snapping pics! @cam_bman
for being the best director! @the_urban_shaman
for being my eyes! & all friends for SHOWING UP FOR THE OCEANS!!