PLASTIC POLLUTION SOLUTIONS is a social enterprise that travels Australia and who’s specialty is awareness and education focusing on the impacts of plastic pollution on our environment and helping communities transition away from single-use disposable plastic. Via our presentations, events and activities we aim to engage, inspire, empower and enable communities to become involved and act to effectively to address this issue through the adoption of various projects and initiatives. Contact us to find out how your community can join this growing movement around Australia!
Refuse Reduce Re-use Recycle
We encourage people to adopt the 4 Rs in this order of priority.
Refuse: If we refuse to buy or accept single use plastic items, they will stop manufacturing 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!
Reduce: 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 and ending up in our food chain.
Re-use: 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 making them. Every time we use a re-useable item, we're not only creating less trash but we're eliminating the possibility of it being eaten by or entangling an innocent creature.
Recycle: If all else fails, check out the recycling or re-purposing options for your purchase. 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 council. Make sure you put the correct items in the correct bins ie; RED is for General Waste, YELLOW is for Recyclables and GREEN is for organic garden waste - DO NOT BAG IT BEFORE YOU BIN IT!