Together, we can beat Australia’s plastic pollution problem. Find out how below.
Our country’s beautiful coastlines and picturesque waters are threatened by an increasingly urgent waste crisis that we must address now.
Australia is one of the. Over the past decade, our plastic consumption has only - from 123 kg of plastic consumed per person in 2010 to 147 kg in 2021. And only 14% of that is recycled.
Up to 145,000 tonnes of plastic will find its way into the environment every year, which can have devastating impacts on our wildlife.
If it enters the ocean, plastic endangers our marine wildlife. that it has begun entering the food chain and is ending up on 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, where they break up into microplastics.
The truth is plastic is everywhere, and it doesn’t disappear.
But together, we can fix this urgent waste crisis now.