In February last year we began a change.org campaign to bring an end to single use plastic plates, cups and cutlery in South Australia. (See that campaign here).
Last week we were excited to see our local media giving Minister Speir's plenty of attention as he called on the public to have their say on the issue.
Listen to what he had to say here: https://bit.ly/2DoxFhG
Now you can have your say!
The State Government is keen to hear your thoughts on disposable plastic waste and what can be done to phase it out.
Click the link to take part: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VLF3FD5
See our reply from Minister Speirs in October 2018 to our letter addressing the issue:
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