We've got a problem.........
We produce approximately 380 tonnes of plastic waste every single year, with half of this plastic designed to be used once then thrown away.
We've got a problem........ and it's single use plastic.
The Australian Plastics Recycling Survey of 2017-2018 reported 3.4 million tonnes of plastics were consumed in Australia. 320,000 tonnes were recycled which was a positive 10% increase on 2016-2017. 9.4% was the National Plastic recycling rate in Australia during 2017-2018. Of the 320,000 tonnes of plastic collected for reprocessing, 46% were reprocessed in Australia and 54% was exported for reprocessing.
Plastics that do not make it into a recycling bin to be reprocessed end up in landfill or oceans. At this rate, scientists predict we will have more plastic than fish in our ocean by 2050.
We've seen immensely positive change over the past few years with brands paving the way such as, Coles group and Woolworths introducing the single use plastic bag ban. Beauty stores, such as Mecca providing Teracycle bins in store & more and more start up brands emerging to supply the single use plastic alternative.
We as consumers have the responsibility to consume wisely. Shop our local health food store and buy bulk, head to store that provide a refill service, take your own bags and consciously consume less plastic.
Reduce aims to provide people with sustainable alternatives for everyday households items. We have some exciting new arrivals on their way which will help you in your journey to eliminating single use plastics from your day to day lives.
One small swap, one big impact!