Wrapped in plastic, it’s not so fantastic

Nikki Brown of Local Living Dungog loaded up with her shopping bags.There’s a movement world-wide encouraging us to get away from our plastic centered world and right here in the Dungog Community, there’s that very same stirring.
Nanjing Night Net

Nikki Brown said the plastic-bag-around-every-shopping-item culture is destined to go – and Local Living Dungog (LLD) has decided that they’d rather be leaders of the change.

“That’s because it cannot be sustained for much longer,” Ms Brown said.

“Plastic bags are blocking our drains, harming our wildlife and farm animals and littering our lands.

“In the Dungog region in particular, plastic bags end up in the digestive tract of our cows, they litter our streets and then end up in our rivers.

“Most people are aware that we need to get bag smart – and some may even buy a green bag each time they forget to bring their own – but that doesn’t really solve the problem.

“LLD has an aim to make Dungog a plastic bag free community.

“Obviously that won’t mean we will never see a plastic bag when we are out and about – but hopefully smart initiatives will take their place. “

LLD will be looking for smarter packaging ideas, example boxes, at supermarkets, funky locally made shopping bags, and incentives for low use of plastic bags.

How can you help?

Sign the petitions around town, be really good at bringing your own bags, take excess bags to the library, join Local Living Dungog and talk about it to your friends.

Local Living Dungog is a Transition Towns initiative aimed at bringing out the best in our community.

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