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DESCRIPTIONSlides from a presentation about the No Plastic Bags in New Zealand campaign.
No Plastic Bags
So what’s the problem
Our society is fundamentally broken
Not enough people are trying to fix it
Lots of people doing a little bit of work
Collaborative and Inclusive
Fun and Social
Why plastic bags?
Harmful and Unnecessary
Widespread and Visible
The US uses 60,000 bags every 5 seconds
Not so good for wildlife
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
What we do - Stalls
Warehouse to start charging for plastic bags
Go Bob Harvey!
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
Facebook – search ‘no plastic bags in new zealand’
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