Sunday, 3 May 2015

On the road to a plastic bag free New Zealand

New Zealand is disappointingly still behind many countries in being progressive with single-use plastic minimisation. Here is a great starting point - curbing the use of plastic use through legislative change. And about time too! When I lived in Ireland nearly 15 years ago they were already well down this path. I was quite shocked to find that if I wanted a plastic bag I had to pay for it, but it worked excellently as a mechanism to stop their use.

If you would like to be part of this change, apart from not using them yourself, be politically active and support this petition to ban plastic bags in New Zealand. It is hosted by Greenpeace and addressed to the Minister for the Environment, Nick Smith.