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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:15 PM

Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ban plastic bags [View all]

Source: The Guardian

Retailers given six months to stop providing lightweight plastic bags or face fines of up to NZ$100,000.

New Zealand will ban single-use plastic bags over the next year, the government has announced.

"Every year in New Zealand we use hundreds of millions of single-use plastic bags. A mountain of bags, many of which end up polluting our precious coastal and marine environments and cause serious harm to all kinds of marine life, and all of this when there are viable alternatives for consumers and business."

Ardern said it was clear that New Zealanders wanted action to be taken on this problem, citing a petition signed by 65,000 people who called for a ban.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/10/jacinda-ardern-says-new-zealand-will-ban-plastic-bags



Way to go NZ! I really like this country. I would expatriate if it wasn't so far away.

Check it out - to took only 65,000 signatures to affect change! I remember some of the petitions on the WH website (Obama era) with 100's of thousands of signatures in order to get a reply posted.







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