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Slides from a presentation about the No Plastic Bags in New Zealand campaign.


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No Plastic Bags

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So what’s the problem

Our society is fundamentally broken

Not enough people are trying to fix it

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Our Principles

Lots of people doing a little bit of work

Collaborative and Inclusive

Fun and Social

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Why plastic bags?

Harmful and Unnecessary

Widespread and Visible


Capacity Building

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The US uses 60,000 bags every 5 seconds

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Not so good for wildlife

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A few facts

New Zealand uses a billion plastic bags a year

Plastic bags are the second most common marine debris found on beaches.

1/3 of all leather back turtle necropsies since 1968 found ingested plastic bags

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What we do - Stalls

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Craft Days

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Exciting times

Warehouse to start charging for plastic bags

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Go Bob Harvey!

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National day of action

Late April 2009

Stickers, petitions and surveys

Direct pressure on big retailers to charge for bags and give the profits away

Call for government (local & national) to pass ‘no free plastic bags’ legislation

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Get Involved

Facebook – search ‘no plastic bags in new zealand’

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A mountain climbers approach

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves”-Sir Edmund Hilary

Keep the end goal in site

Break the project into manageable chunks

Knock the bastard off