• End the plastic binge in WA: Ban throw-away plastic straws and cutlery
    Plastic pollution is killing our marine life. Around 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean every year. This plastic breaks down in smaller pieces over the centuries, but does not fully biodegrade. It lingers in our oceans, our waterways and even enters our food chain. 30% of the world’s turtles and 90% of seabird species have now ingested plastic debris, as well as 30% of Whales and Dolphins. In fact, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. One of the serious offenders is straws. Over 10 million straws are used per day in Australia. A great part of the plastic pollution comes from items we don't even really need, and that can easily be replaced by more sustainable alternatives. What is merely a convenience of a few minutes for us, becomes a threat to wildlife and to our own health. Places like Taiwan and Seattle have already decided to ban plastic straws. Let us step up too!
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  • Stop the Nets in NSW
    We all love the beach, and people's safety is paramount. But the science shows these gillnets (otherwise know has beach nets or shark nets) don't make people safer. Instead, they indiscriminately capture and kill creatures like whales, dolphins and turtles. In fact, these kinds of harmless and iconic species account for more than 77% of marine life caught by nets in 2014/15. And for the majority of these creatures, these nets are lethal. In 2015, NSW Premier Mike Baird was a champion on this issue. He brought scientists and the community together to talk about beach safety in northern NSW. And after extensive talks and pressure from people like you, he made the decision “based on science, not emotion” to not expand nets along the beach. But, in 2016 he backflipped and decided to five more lethal nets along the coast. Now, the new Premier must listen to the tens of thousands of people calling for the nets to be removed. People power has stopped these unscientific nets before - we can stop them again! It starts here and now. Sign the petition to tell the NSW Premier that we do not support the expansion of lethal nets along NSW.
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  • Use Bubbles, Not Balloons
    As I said 100,000 animals die per year after ingesting plastic. Birds legs get tied to there wings and they cant fly or find food, so they starve. Turtles ingest plastic bags thinking they are food and choke on them. We want to save them, so limiting plastics such as balloons, will help save the animals.
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