Letters

Single-use plastic bag ban in South Australia

Ed,

Once again South Australia leads the way in minimising waste, an environmental initiative that will prove to be far more important than just continuing to try to manage waste.

South Australia is the first State in Australia that has had the guts to ban single-use plastic bags.

This important initiative will particularly please our children and young people who, according to Sir David Attenborough, are those most concerned about the sort of world they will inherit from us adults.

This initiative will also delight our sea fish, all non-voters, whose seas are expected to contain more plastics than fish by 2050 under our present short-sighted CONvenience of “business-as-usual” practices. 

Indonesia has quite rightly refused to accept a large quantity of mixed waste we have exported to Indonesia from Australia as waste paper. Indonesia will “return to sender” this large amount of mixed rubbish.

What an embarrassment when Australia, a very wealthy country has been caught out trying to pull off this sort of stunt on one of our nearest and valued neighbours. Surely we can do better than this.

How much longer will it be before we demand our own State government show they really do place an adequate value on the environment our children will inherit from us?

How much longer will it be before our own State government bans single-use plastic bags as the future is what we choose for our children?

Harry Johnson, Iluka

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