To: Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Make Otautahi-Christchurch one-use plastic-bag free

Let's lead the way in NZ and be the first 'one-use plastic-bag free' city in the country!
Let's join together to ask Mayor Lianne Dalziel & her council to ban one-use plastic bags in the city (starting with the new retail precinct in the CBD).

Why is this important?

Samoa and 29 other countries have banned them...now it's time for our redesigned city Otautahi-Christchurch to lead the way in NZ.
NZers send an estimated one BILLION plastic bags to landfill annually.
Scientists estimate it takes 1000 years (yes, you read that right) for plastic bags to degrade and during that process toxins are leached and particles can get into the food chain.

Christchurch, Canterbury

Reasons for signing

  • Plastic kills our animals and planet, only we can change this.
  • To encourage people to think about our plastic problems in order to protect the future
  • Treating the world as if we do not need to care about tomorrow is not a responsible legacy to leave tomorrow's children.

Updates

2016-07-17 19:40:15 +1200

500 signatures reached

2016-04-30 09:19:16 +1200

100 signatures reached

2016-02-15 15:51:21 +1300

50 signatures reached

2016-02-02 17:32:58 +1300

25 signatures reached

2016-01-28 10:50:03 +1300

10 signatures reached