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Single-use plastic shopping bags - submissions received

This page has the submissions that were received from the public consultation on the proposed mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags in New Zealand. The consultation ran from 10 August to 14 September 2018.

Over 9,300 people and organisations had their say on the consultation. 6,124 of those people and organisations did so through formal submissions. Of the formal submissions received, 4,159 were based on a form by Greenpeace. We also received over 3,225 responses to the Ministry for the Environment’s short online survey.

The unique submissions (including submissions from people who used a form template and added their own comments) are available in the tables below. Some information is withheld at the request of submitters and contact details of all submitters are withheld under section 9(2)(a) of the Official Information Act 1982.

Please note we are progressively releasing the final unique submissions over coming days

The submissions names may contain some inconsistencies. If you note an inconsistency you would like fixed please email

View unique submissions (Listed in alphabetic order - organisation/surname):