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6 simple ideas to reduce plastic use

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 by

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.

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Innovative ideas to reduce waste

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 by

How many single-use products do you use every day? Thanks to changes around single-use shopping bags over the past few years, most of us are aware that throwing away a ton of plastic is bad for the environment. Reusable shopping bags are in use nationwide, and it’s a great change for the better. However, it does give one pause for thought – what other aspects of everyday life are generating too much unnecessary waste?

Fortunately, there’s a lot of bright minds out there developing new products and business ideas to tackle the waste problem and make it easier for people to adopt a greener lifestyle. Read on to find out more about six innovative ideas that can help reduce the waste of single-use products in everyday life.

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10 ways you can help protect the planet

Thursday, May 14th, 2020 by

Our planet is beautiful so it makes sense that we want to protect it. There’s currently a huge drive to make sustainable changes in the way we live in a bid for each person to contribute to preserving the world around us. However, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start!

In recognition of Earth Hour this month and Earth Day next month, we’ve put together ten ways that you can help to reduce your waste and switch to sustainable options around your home to give back to the environment.

 

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