#banthebag

Today we met with James Griffin MP Member for Manly to discuss a NSW statewide ban on plastic bags.

He agreed to meet with the Minister of the Environment, Gabrielle Upton to discuss this matter and noted the groundswell of support in Northern Beaches Council area.

We were joined by our friends Cathy Griffin, EcoBag Media, Surfrider Foundation Manly, Plastic Free Manly, Boomerang Bags and Harris Farm Markets.

James said he will investigate what is needed to achieve both statewide and local ban on single-use plastic bags. James is also keen to sign up for Plastic Free July!!

It was very sweet to hear that his sister was commended for her efforts towards reducing plastic bags in the Manly area as a young child in 2005- perhaps he can fulfill her childhood dream to save the ocean from plastic pollution!

He could also help Gladys Berejiklian win the race to ban plastic bags first as per the challenge from The Project and #waronwasteAU.

Great to meet you today, James!

 Alicia Lloyd (with baby Mariabella Lloyd), James Griffin (MP Member for Manly), Jude Furniss (Surfrider Foundation), Stacey Randell (Ecobag Media), Cathy Griffin (Greens), James Kerridge (Harris Farm Markets)

Alicia Lloyd (with baby Mariabella Lloyd), James Griffin (MP Member for Manly), Jude Furniss (Surfrider Foundation), Stacey Randell (Ecobag Media), Cathy Griffin (Greens), James Kerridge (Harris Farm Markets)