Ban plastic bottles
 


Plastic bottle pollution is threatening our way of life.

Here in New Zealand we love our wild coastlines and big ocean. We love eating kai moana and spending time in beautiful, clean, natural places. It’s part of who we are.

Every year it’s estimated we toss away more than a billion plastic bottles here in New Zealand.

This plastic ends up clogging our landfills, getting shipped offshore and incinerated in places like Malaysia, where it harms human health, or it winds up on our coast,causing harm to wildlife like the toroa (albatross) and breaking down into tiny toxic pieces which end up in our food.

We all know the time has come for visionary action on plastic - let’s ban throwaway plastic bottles* and mandate for reusable alternatives.

We’re calling on New Zealand’s government to ban single-use plastic bottles. Will you join us?

*The scope of this ban should include all ‘ready-to-drink’, single-use plastic beverage containers in the volume range of 0.1 litres to 3 litres (e.g. mineral water, soft drinks, sport drinks, juices, and milks).

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With your gift, we will run a national television campaign exposing the scourge of single-use plastic bottles and the devastating impacts they have to wildlife such as the albatross.

Please donate today to get this video on television screens around the country.

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PETITION

Minister Eugenie Sage and the NZ Government: I urge you to ban unnecessary single-use plastic bottles* in NZ, and to incentivise reusable and refillable alternatives.

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