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Rally at Byron’s Main Beach to end single use plastic bags

The Byron Mermaids calling for an end to plastic bags in the shire in July 2016. How many more rallies before our politicians listen? (supplied)

The Byron Mermaids calling for an end to plastic bags in the shire in July 2016. How many more rallies before our politicians listen? (supplied)

On Saturday November 18 from 9am, a gathering is planned on Byron’s Main Beach to spell ‘Ban The Bag NSW’ in the sand.

Co-organiser Kate Nelson from www.IQuitPlastics.com says, ‘NSW is the only state that has not banned single- use plastic bags.’ 

‘Whales have been washing up on beaches with bellies full of plastic. It’s past time to join the rest of the nation on this policy.

‘We need to be big in numbers, so our premier gets the message loud and clear!’

‘Take 3 Non-Profit is hosting a rally the same day down south in Bateau Bay from 10am, while Manly will host one on Ocean Care Day later this month.

‘Wear Blue. Help create change. Community activism works – look at the cash for containers campaign! Don’t let the dolphins, whales, turtles swallow any more plastic bags coming from our beautiful coastline.’


4 responses to “Rally at Byron’s Main Beach to end single use plastic bags”

  1. max igan says:

    yes, that will solve everything…. I suggest you put some effort into banning the deranged council that is destroying the entire town

  2. max igan says:

    most of the bags and plastic found in whales is from the dumping of litter and household waste in china. I am currently in Hawaii and much of the beach on the south point of the big island, directly in the path of migratory whales is knee deep in plastic rubbish that floats across from China…. Making Byron residents pay for thicker plastic bags and increasing their shopping bill by a few dollars a pop will solve nothing. To fix the problems with plastic, you need to deal with government corruption and mismanagement

  3. Jon says:

    Don’t these people have other interests rather than interfering with our convenience while shopping? If we don’t get free bags, we’ll just have to buy them. Maybe that’s their schtick…they work for the plastics industry!

  4. bulldog says:

    When is someone going to address the issue of SINGLE USE PLASTIC NAPPIES this wont win any friends but is necessary as much as the plastic bags are reviled, perhaps an upcoming council member could mention it to the multitude of young mothers on the gold coast an beyond. Just a thought.

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