Ban Single-Use Plastics in Australia

Ban Single-Use Plastics in Australia

Be the voice for our oceans and tell the Australian Parliament we need to legislate to stand up and stop plastic pollution now!

For the first time, a Bill has been tabled in Australia’s House of Representatives that seeks to legislate actions required to address the increasing issues of plastics, packaging, recycling and pollution through the establishment of a mandatory product stewardship scheme.

The Product Stewardship Amendment (Packaging and Plastics) Bill 2019 includes a national ban on a range of problem plastics (including single-use plastics and microbeads), funding for clean ups and sets targets on packaging and recycling.

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Be the voice for our oceans and tell the Australian Parliament we need to legislate to stand up and stop plastic pollution now!

For the first time, a Bill has been tabled in Australia’s House of Representatives that seeks to legislate actions required to address the increasing issues of plastics, packaging, recycling and pollution through the establishment of a mandatory product stewardship scheme.

The Product Stewardship Amendment (Packaging and Plastics) Bill 2019 includes a national ban on a range of problem plastics (including single-use plastics and microbeads), funding for clean ups and sets targets on packaging and recycling.

With our oceans becoming a plastic smog and predictions that the rate of plastic pollution will double by 2030, the time to act has never been more urgent.

The Bill has many hurdles to clear before it becomes law. That’s why we need you to write a submission telling the Australian Parliament that not only do you support the Bill’s action on plastics but want them to be more ambitious in a bid to see an end to marine plastic pollution and harm to marine life.

Make a difference today! With your help we can #stemthetide.

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SEND A SUBMISSION NOW!

It's time to tell the Australian Parliament we need action on plastics.

The Product Stewardship Amendment (Packaging and Plastics) Bill 2019 has been referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee which is now accepting public submissions. You have until ​13 December 2019,​ so don’t delay.

Note: Your submission will be treated as a public document and may be published on the internet unless you state you wish it to be confidential.

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  • To maximise your impact, personalise your submission by editing it to include as many single-use and problem plastic products you'd like to see banned. If you believe the actions or targets set are not ambitious enough, state what you would like to see changed or when you would like to see these come info effect.
  • Submissions to Committee Inquiries are required to include the name, postal or email address(es), and a contact telephone number of the person(s) or organisation making the submission.
  • Please state in your submission if you would like it to be private and confidential.