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Ban the use of single use plastic bags including biodegradable and degradable plastic bags in Queensland

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Joanne Stoyel
Coordinator Plastic Bag Free - Livingstone
PO Box 239
Yeppoon QLD 4703

Total Signatures - 1195

Sponsoring Member: Brittany Lauga

Posting Date: 15/09/2015

Tabled Date: 15/09/2015

Responded By: Hon Dr Steven Miles MP on 15/10/2015

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
 

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House that Queensland has the opportunity to lead, demonstrating to its citizens and the world that it is committed to a more suitable future with a vibrant economy and environment. With growing support from industry, government and the public it's time for Queensland to commit to a cleaner tomorrow by banning single use plastic bags. We see a future with alternative bags which will be cleaner and healthier for all.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to support a total ban on single use plastic bags, including biodegradable and degradable bags due to the presence of plastics.