Mayor Len Brown: Ban Plastic Bags in Auckland
That petition has now reached 3339 signatures. Steph will be delivering the petition to The Mayor at council chambers in Henderson tomorrow, 9:30, 6 Henderson Valley rd.
Next Jennifer Fountain from BYO bags spoke on the history of the campaign on the island and the work BYO bags continues to do,
John Stansfield presented a video about a fascinating technology for turning waste into robust products.
Then Denise outlined the current political and industry situation on the issue of single use plastic bags, including the National Government in Wellington's refusal to declare plastic bags a 'priority product' under the waste act, and the need for regulatory change to further industry away from single use plastic bags.
From the vigorous discussion various working groups were formed, and one of the things that came out of the discussion was submitting to the local board plan.
would like the Local Board to take action, including regulation, to reduce waste on Waiheke, particularly single-use disposable plastics like plastic shopping bags.
They can be collected from the Waiheke Greens stall, and other stalls at the Ostend Market on Saturday.