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RE: [atheists-501] PLASTIC BAGS: physical and chemical (concentrate persistent organic pollutants) hazards to marine life

From: user 9.
Sent on: Sunday, June 28, 2009 7:03 PM

Hello Geoffrey,

As someone who was brought up in an era when nothing was wasted, I feel that your attack on plastic bags is simply a stab in the dark.  You are just complying with the commercial aspects of environmental issues.

Wastage of all products – not just the ignominious plastic bags, is the biggest problem confronting our planet today.

Check out all of the supermarkets and see how much of their products are consigned to the dump every day.  Not to mention restaurants and private homes.

Recycling (i.e. re-using), reduction of power (like turning off lights and power points), using dishwashers and washing machines sparingly, showering briefly every other day,( I used to have a bath with my sisters once a week, and am still alive to report it!) repairing clothes and not washing them after one brief wearing, walking or cycling instead of using a car, and doing gardening without the use of anything which needs power……these are the things we should be addressing – not the plastic bag.  (And

remember, the supermarkets will be delighted not to provide plastic bags at the checkout – that will mean people will buy plastic bags on their shelves!)

I expect a reply, Geoffrey – and one which will address these issues.  Please do not ignore me as Sam did recently!

Jo Drake

From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of geoffrey
Sent: Sunday, 28 June[masked]:51 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [atheists-501] PLASTIC BAGS: physical and chemical (concentrate persistent organic pollutants) hazards to marine life


Dear Folks,

At our last meeting which outlined the futility of carbon "cap and trade" fiascos (we would be better served by a simple carbon tax) we decided to try to lobby for something simple.


Attached please find a pdf file with two letters to Kate Jones (if the email attachment is not available, please see the downloads section of encouraging her to ban non-biodegradable plastic bags.


If you agree with that plan, please forward this initiative to everyone on your email list, the aim being that each and everyone of us will send an email to her Ashgrove Electorate Office [address removed] and ministerial office [address removed]

supporting a ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags.



Even if you just "cut and paste" and send this one line appeal:


Dear Kate, please ban non-biodegradable plastic bags!


you will be helping a worthwhile cause



best regards






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