Students Stand Against Plastic Fruit Stickers

December 11, 2023 9:38 am in by
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Students from Winters Flat Primary School, in Castlemaine, are taking their stand against plastic fruit stickers to the State Parliament.

Previously students advocated for people to collect their fruit stickers on a piece of paper instead of putting them in the compost. Despite these efforts, the students found little change and reached out to Nationals Member for Northern Victoria, Gaelle Broad.

Broad contacted the industry group, Fruit Growers Victoria, who are keen to explore the options to find a solution.

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Broad says she was pleased that the students had learned about how the parliamentary system works, and how their actions can make a difference.

New Zealand has banned plastic fruit stickers, and South Australia is working towards banning different single-use plastic products in the near future.