To: Ms. Gladys Berejiklian, Premier of NSW
To provide funding for plastic recycling
I am asking that the State Government levies a duty on the manufacturers and distributors of one-use unnecessary plastic goods. such as, wrapping on food items such as fruit, bakery goods and meat.
The proceeds of this duty would go towards the establishment of a Government department for the research of, and the implementation of plastic recycling.
Why is this important?
Plastic pollution is a major, international problem causing continuing, damage to the oceans of the world and their inhabitants. Also, other animals,including humans, are being damaged by the ingestion of micro-plastics.
The Government levy would serve 2 functions: firstly, it would encourage major food chains and smaller food retailers to minimise the use of such unnecessary plastic and the recycling of the plastic would remove these pollutants from the environment.
There is a third possible result which would be the establishment of an Australian innovative technology with the creation of jobs.