We need the Victorian Government to take action by passing legislation to ban plastic bags in Victoria. To do this we need your help
Plastic bags are the fifth most littered item in Victoria.
Plastics break down into smaller plastic pieces and never leave the ecosystem.
By taking reusable bags to the supermarket, refusing plastic bags or using a box, Victorians can save over a billion plastic bags each year.
Say YES to Plastic Bag Free Victoria!
On Thursday 8 June the report from the inquiry into the bill to ban plastic bags, microbeads and excess plastic packaging in Victoria was tabled.
Despite having more than six months, a 11,600 physical signature petition, a 150,000 online signature petition, a federal senate inquiry, five other states and territories to learn from, 2872 public submissions and two days of public hearings the members of the Environment and Planning Committee have handed down an incredibly disappointing conclusion.
That "the Committee is not in a position to fully assess the Bill’s impact on communities, families, individuals, businesses and the environment in its current form." It has recommended that "the government undertake a formal assessment of the impact of the Bill on communities, families, individuals, businesses and the environment."
We are left dumbfounded on how a group of people would require any more information to hand down a decision.
Read the report in full here
Together we can call on the Government to Stop Bagging Victoria
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