Plastic Bag Free Manly

Manly Environment Centre launches a project to ban plastic bags in Manly. Stay updated on our actions here!


Plastic bags have a long-lasting impact on the environment and pose a threat to Manly’s fragile ecosystem. Especially Manly’s little penguins are affected. Two penguins have been found trapped in plastic bags and were close to drowning.

By avoiding the use of plastic bags we can have a positive effect on Manly’s environment.


The Plastic Princess

We can reduce the use of non-renewable natural resources. We can stop that littered plastic bags blow into the ocean and get swallowed by mammals and seabirds. We can ban plastic bags in Manly.

'Be fantastic - say no to plastic':
  • Educate about the environmental impact of plastic bags.
  • Promote reusable plastic bags.
  • Engage Manly's community.
  • Pledge to stop the use of plastic bags.
  • Support a Council ban on plastic bags.

  • Australians use 3.9 billion plastic bags per year.
  • 2.95 billion plastic bags are handed out in supermarkets in Australia each year.
  • Nearly 1/2 million plastic bags are collected each year on 'Clean Up Australia Day'.
  • The amount of petroleum used to make a plastic bag would drive a car about 11 meters.
  • Just 1% of the plastic bags are recycled.
  • It takes 15-1000 years to break down a plastic bag.
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