Campbell Newman should be applauded for axing plans to add to shopping costs by banning plastic bags – AustraliaPosted on July 15, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
This is misleading article designed to scare the public into thinking something bad would happen to them if this change was made. The premier of QLD is pro big business all the way and has little care for the environment of his state.
The holes in this argument are may.
First they scare people that they will have to pay $2 every time they go to the grocery store? A bag ban has zero cost to the consumer. Use reusable bags.
Second, plastic bags don’t harm much wild life so therefore it is OK? Plastic bags are the most common item in a landfill and they blow every where. They are shown to responsible for 1000’s of wildlife deaths every year. Maybe no wildlife in the government office get harmed by plastic bags, but every where else in the state they do.
Plastic bags don’t take up much room in the landfill so are ok? They are THE most common item in landfill. They will be there in 100’s of years time. What other item gets thrown out by the Billions in QLD? Plastic bags in landfills prevent the landfill from working as a bio-reactor as the contents get insulated form the rest of the landfill.
In whose mind is it ok to use an item for a few minutes and to have the at item pollute our lands for the next many 100’s of years. Only in the plastic bags business owners mind. For the rest of us normal people it is a very bad thing to do.
Newman needs to get his facts straight and stop siddling up to the lobbyists. QLD has a huge portion of its income from tourism. People coming to see its natural beauty. Why decrease that income for 1000’s of people at the expense of a few people who own a plastic bag manufacturing/importation business?