Plastic Free NSW

Every day thousands of marine animals are injured or die as a result of plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways.

In New South Wales we treasure our beautiful beaches, coastal lakes and harbours, but more and more plastic pollution is clogging our marine environment and injuring and killing the marine life we love.

We can do more to clean up our precious natural environment and stop plastic pollution.

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Save Our Marine Life

The Greens recognise the immense personal and community impact of shark bites and our hearts go out to those impacted by shark bites. But shark mesh nets are outdated technology and they can’t guarantee people’s safety. What they will do is kill large numbers of marine life including turtles, dolphins, whales and sharks.

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Don’t let fear drive shark management in Coffs Harbour and Sawtell

NSW Greens marine spokesperson Justin Field has warned that ongoing fear-mongering about sharks is risking the public losing sight of the value of our wild oceans, and the importance of apex predators, including sharks, to healthy natural ecosystems. The comments follow the announcement of a Department of Primary Industries sessions in Coffs Harbour and Sawtell […]

Keep up momentum for ban on single-use plastic bags beyond #plasticfreejuly

The Berejiklian Government is out of step with growing community support for NSW to join the majority of other Australian states and ban single-use plastic bags, according to Greens marine spokesperson Justin Field. Momentum has grown during the past month of #plasticfreejuly with: thousands of individuals and families choosing to refuse single-use plastic during July. […]
Cloth Shopping Bag

Woolworth, Coles phase out single-use plastic bags, now time for NSW to Ban the Bag

NSW Greens Marine and Fisheries spokesperson Justin Field has welcomed today’s announcement by Woolworths and Coles of a phase out single-use plastic bags over the next 12 months as a clear demonstration of growing momentum for a full ban on plastic bags in NSW. Australians use up to an estimated 4 billion light-weight plastic bags […]

Justin Field representing you 

This is who I am, what I value and what I will spend the next few years working hard to achieve – grab a cuppa and have a listen to my first speech in NSW Parliament