DEMAND STRONG GOVT ACTION ON PLASTIC POLLUTION
The world is in a plastic pollution crisis. In New Zealand and globally, our oceans have become choked with single use plastics such as bags, bottles and packaging. These items - used for just a tiny window of time - go on to wreak havoc in the marine environment, putting our precious ocean life at risk.
But while many of us are working hard to reduce our own plastic use, powerful corporates including Coca-Cola, Unilever, Nestle, Procter & Gamble are profiting from producing single-use plastics and are trying to weaken legislation aimed at reducing it.
There is a better way, and together we can make it a reality.
Together, we’ve already won a ban on single-use plastic bags. This was a huge victory for people-power, and for our oceans.
Now we need a comprehensive national strategy to reduce the amount of plastic that’s being produced, eliminate the top polluting plastics completely, and embrace reusable and refillable options.