Australia, it’s time to end single-use plastic!
This Plastic Free July, help us encourage our Australian politicians to beat plastic pollution and phase out the 10 worst single-use plastics!
Our country’s beautiful beaches, breathtaking nature and picturesque coastlines are threatened by an increasingly urgent waste crisis that we need to address now.
On average, Australians use 130 kg of plastic per person each year. Only 12% of that's recycled. More frightening still, up to 130,000 tonnes of plastic will find its way into our waterways and into the ocean.
Once in the ocean, it endangers our marine wildlife. Studies have also shown that it has begun to enter the food chain and onto our plates.
Plastic is an incredibly versatile material, made to be strong and durable. Unfortunately, most plastics are made to be used once before being discarded.
They’re convenient for a few minutes, but often end up in landfills, by the sides of roads, as litter in parks and floating in our oceans for hundreds of years before breaking down into microplastics.
The truth is, plastic is everywhere and it doesn’t disappear.
But together, we can fix this urgent waste crisis now.