After seven years and tri-partisan support the plastic bag will be banned in Tasmania within 12 months.

Here in Australia we use about 4 billion plastic bags a year and they end up in landfill or elsewhere in our environment causing harm to our wildlife.

Congratulations to all political parties and to Mr Kearney and Jon Dee from Do Something for making this happen. Your actions demonstrate that working together for the benefit of the planet is possible.

Wouldn’t it be great to see a headline that says “Australia bans all plastic bags” imagine that! It is possible so c’mon Australia we can do this, don’t wait for legislation make the decision for yourself and act.

Remember: Habits made today will help life tomorrow.