Permaculture Northern Beaches joins the Plastic Free July challenge!
The plastic bottles, bags and takeaway containers that we use for just a few minutes use a material that is designed to last forever. Every bit of plastic ever made still exists!

These plastics:

  • Break up, not break down – becoming permanent pollution
  • Are mostly downcycled (made into low-grade product for just one more use) or sent to landfill
  • ‘Escape’ from bins, trucks, events etc. to become ‘accidental litter’
  • End up in waterways and the ocean – where scientists predict there will be more tonnes of plastic than tonnes of fish by 2050
  • Transfer to the food chain – carrying pollutants with them
  • Increase our eco-footprint – plastic manufacturing consumes 6% of the world’s fossil fuels

Be part of the solution, by:

  • Refusing plastic bags and packaging (choose alternatives)
  • Reducing where possible (opt for refills, remember your reusable shopping bags)
  • Refusing plastics that escape as litter (e.g. straws, takeaway cups, utensils, balloons)
  • Recycling what cannot be avoided.

Register to join 100,000 Australians and a million+ people worldwide stepping up in Plastic Free July in 2018. www.plasticfreejuly.org

video:  http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/videos.html