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Make New Zealand Plastic Free

Every year, up to 8.3 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans.

That’s a truckload every minute! It is killing marine life and threatening precious ecosystems. The sea is choking and can’t cope.

Plastic bags and micro-plastics among many other sorts are directly linked to killing marine life like turtles and dolphins, which mistake them for food and eat them.

Together, we can turn the tide. As a first step, we are calling on people to start their own campaign with the support of us here at Greenpeace.

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  • Coromandel
    STOP Plastic Pollution from Aquaculture rope offcuts
    Plastic rope offcuts from the Aquaculture Industry are polluting the Firth of Thames. Our beaches are littered with rope offcuts that keep breaking down but without ever biodegrading. NEVER EVER. Eventually they end up in the food chain. This practice of discarding rope offcuts off barges by the aquaculture industry claiming to be sustainable is unacceptable. Plastic is a material our Earth cannot digest - it simply accumulates in our environment. The offcuts we find all along our beaches are merely the tip of the iceberg. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Year Book 2014 lists plastic debris in the ocean as one of the top ten emerging environmental issues, pointing not only to the environmental impacts associated with plastic’s persistence in the marine environment, but also to impacts on fishing and tourism. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) more than 1 million sea birds and 100.000 mammals are killed by plastic pollution each year. Chemical-laden plastic fills the stomachs of fish, birds and mammals. Plastic such as that used in ropes can contain Bisphenol A (BpA) and related chemicals. Already, most of us have detectable levels of BpA in our urine. BpA and phthalates are know to change hormone levels and cause birth defects.
    226 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Paul Schneider
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