Local campaign targets Inner West Courier -Australia

Posted on June 16, 2016 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

BY CHARLOTTE GRIEVE A group of Inner Western Sydney residents have banded together to launch a campaign targeting the “unnecessary” plastic wrapping of their

Source: Local campaign targets Inner West Courier | Altmedia

According to UTIWC’s petition, “Sydney’s landfill is almost full” and with new reports of over 8 million tons of plastic being dumped into our oceans each year, plastic wastage is becoming a leading environmental concern.

Every week, News Corp wraps more than 80,000 Inner West Couriers in plastic, amounting to more than 4 million pieces of plastic each year.

“You could cover Tasmania with a year’s worth of plastic used to wrap the Inner West Courier,” said Ms Frenchville.

Not only does the plastic fail to protect the paper from the rain, plastic-wrapped couriers are a nightmare to recycle.