Environmental advocacy groups and concerned individuals from across New Zealand have come together to create a petition calling on Hon. Dr. Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment, to ban all microbead product types. All plastics, including 'biodegradable' PLA, and similar persistent substances, must be refused.
The objective of this petition is to demand the New Zealand central government take the huge environmental (and potential human health) impacts of plastic microbeads as seriously as they should be, and put into motion a total legislative ban on the production and sale of plastic microbeads in New Zealand. With global demand for this goal increasing, this is an opportunity for our country to step up and once again be at the forefront of environmental change and innovation. Just like David Lange said no to nuclear - we want to say no to plastic microbeads!
Sign the petition here, now, to join your voice with the thousands already demanding this change!