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Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Page: 55


Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (15:53): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that Virgin Australia has joined Grill'd and many small business operators across Australia by banning all plastic straws and stirrers from their flights and lounges, resulting in an estimated 260,000 plastic straws and 7.5 million plastic stirrers a year removed from operations,

(b) further notes that single-use plastics do significant environmental damage; and

(c) congratulates Virgin Australia for this act of leadership in reducing single-use plastics across their services.

Question agreed to.