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Plastic bags are responsible for the deaths of over 100,000 marine animals every year. Learn more... A meeting of the Environment Protection and Heritage Council held in April 2008, failed to reach a national agreement for Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea on banning single use plastic carrier bags. The Federal and State Environment Ministers involved had already made a commitment to phase out plastic bags by the end of the year, but opinions differed at the gathering on how to achieve a consistent policy.

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This petition plays a vital role — but you can have an even greater impact for animals today. Here’s how:

  • Bring your own re-usable bags with you when you shop, and refuse to accept disposable plastic bags.

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