Warrnambool Environmental Action Group supports plastic bag-free city plan

LET'S GET IT DONE: Warrnambool Environmental Action Group president and Enique Eco Store Heidi Wisniewski supports a plastic bag-free city. Picture: Rachael Houlihan

LET'S GET IT DONE: Warrnambool Environmental Action Group president and Enique Eco Store Heidi Wisniewski supports a plastic bag-free city. Picture: Rachael Houlihan

WARRNAMBOOL Environmental Action Group has thrown its support behind the city becoming plastic bag-free.

The council is seeking public comment on its draft waste management strategy, with one idea to reduce the amount of plastic used. 

President Heidi Wisniewski, also the owner of Liebig Street’s Enique Eco Store, said it was time for the city to ditch the harmful bags.

“I am fully in support of a bag ban,” she said,

“We were part of a successful trial about 10 years ago. It’s an easy change over once you set it up. I’ve been doing it for years.”

Ms Wisniewski said she had also noticed a rise in the number of dog waste collection bags that were ending up on the city’s beaches and coastal area, which was concerning. Plastic bags are banned in South Australia, and national supermarket retailers Coles and Woolworths have announced plans to phase out single-use plastic bags across the country. Visit www.yoursaywarrnambool.com.au to have your say on the draft plan.

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