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End distribution of single use plastic bags in Daylesford.


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End distribution of single use plastic bags in Daylesford.


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Mission & Goals


Walk the Talk

Mission & Goals


Walk the Talk

 

OUR PROMISE

Support one another to reduce the use of single use plastic bags.

 

OUR PLAN

To engage with our community, to provide education on why we need to eliminate single use plastic, provide simple alternative solutions and support our community to be successful so we all share with pride as a community the achievement of this fantastic goal.

Australia uses five billion plastic bags per year.
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The Facts


Kill plastic, not wildlife

The Facts


Kill plastic, not wildlife

 
  • Australia uses 5 billion plastic bags per year
  • Limited-use plastic bags are used on average for 12 minutes
  • Only 3% of plastic bags are recycled
  • Bags that are not recycled end up in our limited landfill or as litter in our natural environment having devastating effects on marine life, water systems and landscapes
  • Plastic bags can last up to 1000 years
  • That means every bit of plastic ever used still exists so we can’t keep adding more to our ecosystem
  • Biodegradable or degradable plastic bags are still single use and require oxygen to breakdown. In landfill they are buried and break down anaerobically, releasing methane, a major contributor to greenhouse gases
  • South Australia, Tasmania, ACT and the Northern Territory all have state-wide bans in place for single use plastic bags
  • Plastic bags are contributing to the 8 million tonnes of plastic that is entering our oceans annually
Limited-use plastic bags are used on average for 12 minutes.