Cr John Mackenzie urges NSW to join national ‘Ban the Bag’ campaignPHOTOS, VIDEO

NO PLASTIC: Councillor John Mackenzie displays a discarded plastic bag that was floating in the water near the Carrington Mangrove Boardwalk. Picture: Isaac McIntyreNewcastle City Council iscalling on the state government to implement a state-wide ban of single use plastic bags, after joining thenational‘Ban the Bag’ campaign.
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Greens councillor John Mackenzie has put his support behind the movement, and stated“the issue of plastic pollution is crucial in New South Wales”.

Cr Mackenzie pointed out New South Wales isthe last state in not to commit to a total ban on plastic bags.

“We’re in this extraordinary situation where all major states are committed to banning the bag–except New South Wales,” Cr John Mackenzie said. “Coles, Woolworths, Aldi …all have [also] committed to reducing their plastic consumption.”

“The problemis decades old, we’ve known for a long time about the impact of plastic pollution, particularly on our marine environment and the marine food chain. It’s a toxic legacy, and something that we’re leaving for future generations to clean up.”

Newcastle joins national ‘Ban the Bag’ campaign | PHOTOS, VIDEO LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

LITTERED: Plastic bags, cans and bottles cover the Carrington Mangroves, pictured here at high tide. Picture: Isaac McIntyre

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Cr John Mackenzie

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