Petition calls for Jersey plastic bag ban



An online petition is calling for Jersey's government to introduce a ban on plastic carrier bags.

The petition on the States' website says carrier bags are 'harmful to the environment and unnecessary in today’s world.'

Helen Morgan, who started it, says the move would help the government achieve its aims of reducing its carbon footprint and protect the natural environment.

If the petition reaches 1,000 signatures, Ministers will have to respond. If it reaches 5,000, it must be debated in the States Assembly.

The government declared a climate emergency in 2019.