Change is in the bag, but lawmakers lag on plasticPosted on March 30, 2017 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
There is no rational reason not to get rid of bags that pollute land and sea, waste scarce resources, contaminate the food chain and choke and poison many creatures.
There is no rational reason not to make the move, and there are many rational reasons to emulate a policy that benefits the economy, society and the environment by slashing waste, improving public health and cutting pollution.
Why does this take so long? One would think that a govt would want to do a leading move like this that is obviously going to come sooner or later. They could then leave a legacy claiming they did something good for Australia. But the opposite seems to be true. What happens to people when they get into politics?