Following members’ discussion on Sunday 11th June, 2017, it was agreed to express our concern over the proliferation of plastic bag use in Victoria. In our letter to the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, we made the following points.
- plastic intended for landfill can end up in rivers, bays and coastal waters.
- plastics have detrimental effects on wildlife, if they become entangled or ingest them.
- other Australian States have already enacted legislation to limit use of plastic bags.
Rosslyn Ives, Submissions convener