NSW won’t ban plastic bags, but Eritrea, Kenya and Rwanda all doPosted on May 2, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
The NSW government’s ongoing refusal to outlaw plastic bags is ‘indefensible’ considering several third wor…
At last month’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said Australia will not commit to a federal ban on single-use plastics.
Mr Turnbull said single-use plastic bag bans should be a state government decision.
“It’s not a simple matter, because it can impose additional costs and can create additional pollution,” Mr Turnbull said at CHOGM.
There are 150 million tonnes of plastic in the world’s oceans that kill one million birds and 100000 sea mammals each year, according to data presented during CHOGM.
NSW Labor MP Penny Sharpe confirmed to nine.com.au that Labor would immediately ban single-use plastic bags if it is voted into power in next year’s state election.
This is an example of how far the current government is beholden to company lobby groups. Any of the conservative governments have little interest in looking after the environment, keep companies running at maximum profits seems to be their aim. Such a short sighted view that is destroying Australia.