Plastic ban may be a positive for the planet – New Zealand

Posted on April 27, 2023 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations


Among the plastic products to be outlawed are plastic plates, bowls, and cutlery, those ‘single-use’ unsealed plastic produce bags found in supermarkets’ fruit and veg sections, and ‘single-use’ plastic drinking straws.

Rather than prompting an outbreak of widespread whining, one imagines the country’s population will greet their phase-out with a collective cry of “good riddance to bad rubbish”

It is a good start. But those items are just a smal fraction of the plastic litter that is out there. We need to go futher and expect we will as people get used to these unnecessary items being removed. NZ needs a CDS in earnest.