Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 by Gina Thompson
Let’s talk plastic: did you know that according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society, Aussies throw out over 2.7 million disposable coffee cups every day? Since plastic items can take hundreds of years to decompose, they pose a massive risk to our diverse range of wildlife, particularly those at sea. If submarine divers can find a plastic bag over 10km deep in the Mariana Trench, think of our local beaches!
The good news is that everyone can help make a difference. Thanks to a ban on lightweight plastic bags in most states and territories, plastic bag use has dropped by 80% across the country. As a nation, we’re all getting a lot more conscious about the impact plastic has on the environment, and items such as plastic straws and cutlery are falling out of fashion.
To help you make a change for the better, here’s six simple ideas to reduce the amount of plastic you use in your daily life.
Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by Erin Kavanagh
Did you know that global usage of disposable plastic bags is now at 5 trillion and up to 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute? In fact, half of the worlds plastic goes towards single use items!
On top of this, one third of plastic packaging used doesn’t even make it into our collection systems and is instead polluting our environment. The plastic that ends up in our oceans can circle the Earth four times in a single year and can continue to do so for 1,000 years before it fully disintegrates! With 13 million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans every year, this represents an alarming threat to our marine life.