Christchurch must lead the way and declare a local ban on single-use plastic bags, the city council has heard.
Megan Blakie on Thursday presented a petition to the council calling for local authorities, developers and business owners to ban plastic shopping bags in the rebuilding central city.
More than 1300 people signed the petition.
Cr Glenn Livingstone rose to the challenge of “drop kicking the one-use bag” and kicked a bundle of plastic bags across the council chambers.
I detest the ban brigade. They wish to force their views on everyone else.
People buy and use plastic bags because they are useful. Yes they have a side effect that they are refuse, but so do thousands of other items.