Make a Submission

Use the form below to make your own submission to the Victorian Inquiry in to plastic pollution.

Making a public submission sends a powerful message to the Government that Victorians from across the state want action on plastic pollution.

Below is some information you should include in your submission;

  • Estimates from the CSIRO Marine Debris Report 2014 suggest there are over 124 million pieces of individual plastic littering Australia’s coastline.
  • The Tri-partisan 2016 Senate Inquiry into plastic pollution urged State Governments to phase out plastic bags and microbeads.
  • 2004 data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the nation consuming 9 billion plastic bags amounting to 36,850 tonnes of plastic annually.
  • Clean Up Australia research shows that only 3% of plastic bags are recycled.
  • The United Nations says that more than 663 species (including whales, seals, dugong, seabirds, turtles, and coral) are affected by marine debris.
  • Victorian’s want beaches, creeks and rivers that are free of plastic pollution.
  • A Large movement of scientists and community groups support phasing out plastic bags and microbeads.
  • Victoria is being left behind because South Australia, the ACT, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory all have plastic bag bans or reduction schemes in place.
  • Internationally, a significant number of states have moved to remove, reduce or prohibit plastic bags, including; Bangladesh, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Northern Ireland, South Africa, China, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

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Your name and details will be automatically added to the end of your submission.

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