Greenpeace Aotearoa is calling for a ban on single-use plastic drink bottles because they are a major contributor to plastic pollution, which harms environmental health.

We also want to see a system that incentivises reusable and refillable alternatives through targeted legislative and policy support because reuse solutions are more aligned with the circular economy concept and Te Ao Māori values, and are better for people and planet.

This petition is part of our wider campaign to address plastic pollution in the oceans, and to take a bold step towards refillable and reusable solutions. It has received massive public support, having been signed by over 100,000 people. The first 30,000 signatures were received within just five weeks of the petition’s launch.

You can read our submission below.

PETITION: Ban Single-use Plastic Bottles

Call on the NZ Government to ban unnecessary single-use plastic bottles* in NZ, and to incentivise reusable and refillable alternatives.

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