We believe that the solution to this problem will arise from a combined and concerted from individuals, communities, business and government and all action should be underpinned by education. Therefore we focus on EDUCATING TO ENGAGE BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE to inspire and facilitate a SHIFT IN CULTURE around single-use plastic and waste.
Plastic Pollution Solutions is a social enterprise traveling Australia helping communities transition away from single use plastic. We have partnered with countless schools, community groups and local councils, forged associations with key scientists and held over 800 events for tens of thousands of people in Australia and abroad.
Our presentations, events and activities aim to engage, inspire, empower and enable schools, community groups and businesses to work together and effectively address this global problem through our creative educational events and activities followed by the adoption of various projects and initiatives. Contact us to find out how your community can join this growing movement around the world!
Refuse Reduce Reuse Recycle
If we refuse to buy or accept single use plastic items, they will stop making them. Every time you buy or accept single use plastic it will be replaced by another. Every minute, nearly 10,000 plastic shopping bags are used and discarded in Australia alone.
SAY NO to plastic bags, bottles, cups and straws! Instead you can get reusable ones, like these from Boomerang Bags.
We need to move from disposable to re-usable. When we buy non-plastic, durable, chemical free, re-useable bags, bottles, coffee cups we are supporting sustainable businesses and ditching unsustainable businesses. The plastic producers and peddlers will soon get the message and stop selling them. Every time we use a re-useable item, we are not only creating less waste but we are eliminating the possibility of it being eaten by or entangling an innocent creature.
Think about and question your purchases before buying, especially those made out of or packaged in plastic. Do you really need it? Can you buy it second hand? Be aware that it will be around for hundreds of years. If it ends up in the ocean it will photo-degrade into microscopic particles, absorb other pollutants and can be ingested by marine creatures ending up in our food chain.
If all else fails, check out the recycling or re-purposing options for your plastic. Can it be put to another use in your home, school or office? Dispose of it correctly and demand responsible and high level recycling from your local authorities. Make sure you put the correct items in the correct bins and DO NOT BAG IT BEFORE YOU BIN IT!