It’s time to ban the plastic shopping bag across Australia!

There are more than five trillion pieces of plastic floating in our oceans.

They are often consumed by our marine life and then they enter the global food chain.

Thousands of marine animals and seabirds die every year because of plastic litter and our beaches become dumping grounds.

Australians use five billion plastic bags a year but New South Wales - our most populous state - still doesn't have any plans for a ban on lightweight, non-biodegradable plastic shopping bags.

Rebekha Sharkie, the Federal Member for Mayo, has put forward a motion in Parliament calling on NSW to enact their own ban with “speed and urgency”.

Now we are calling on you to add your name to a national petition encouraging ALL states and territories to ban the bag as a matter of environmental urgency.

Please add your name now.

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