Sign our petition to help make Yarra Proudly Plastic Free
Plastic is an environmental nightmare.
Manufacture of plastics produces greenhouse gas; about six kilos of CO2 per kilo of plastic. In Australia, about 20,700 tonnes of plastic bags alone end up in landfill each year. Plastic waste leaches toxins that can end up in our waterways. Plastic in our oceans kills marine life by choking andpoisoning.
Toxins from plastics can end up in our food chain. Recycling reduces the problem, but the best strategy is to not use plastic in the first place.
We are calling on Yarra City Council to initiate a Proudly Plastic Free Yarra Campaign, beginning with an initiative to encourage food outlets in Yarra to stop distributing disposable plastic items, such as bags, bottles, cutlery and packaging.
Sign our petition below and pledge to preference businesses that display a Proudly Plastic Free Yarra sign.
YCAN will include your name, suburb and email to our aggregated Help Make Yarra Proudly Plastic Free petition and present it to the City of Yarra Council in 2018.