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Overwhelming Support for Plastic Ban - Poll Results


Most of our readers support the plan to ban single-use plastics in South Australia.

In our online poll over the past week, we have been asking website visitors whether they agree with the State Government plan to  start phasing out single-use plastics.

From next year, plastic straws, drink stirrers and single-use plastic cutlery will be banned and from 2022, phase two of the plan will include phasing out polystyrene cups, bowls, plates, clam-shell containers and supermarket fruit and veg barrier bags.

While support in parliament has been overwhelming, some say the plan does not go far enough. Greens MLC Mark Parnell pushed to include helium balloons in the ban, but the major parties did not agree to include them in the ban.

Only 13% of respondents to our poll said they disagreed with the ban, saying that it goes "too far", the majority at 51% said they agree with the ban and that it is a "suitable solution to pollution" and 36% said that they agree with the plan and that it should go further.

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