Plastic Pollution Solutions is a social enterprise traveling Australia bringing awareness, education and action to your town to reduce the impacts of plastic pollution and help communities transition away from single use plastic.
Our presentations, events and activities aim to engage, inspire, empower and enable communities to become involved and act to effectively 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 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 making them. Every time we use a re-useable item, we are not only creating less trash 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 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!