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An ode to the odious plastic bag

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Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

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When they introduced free shopping bags made out of plastic use them once, then bin them, environmentally drastic.

Now plastic bags pollute our earth, they’re ubiquitous in land fills, beaches, our oceans, they’re conspicuous.

Cleaning up this toxic mess is extremely hard it’s akin to shitting in your own back yard.

One trillion plastic bags used each year worldwide our part in this problem we can no longer hide.

Plastic polluting our planet, a modern-day sin but by changing our habits, everyone can win.

Let’s make a difference by remembering to bring our nanna’s shopping trolley or bags of cloth and string.

Not just for July, August or September, but all the time, we simply have to remember.

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby


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