Rethinking our use of Single-Use Plastics

April 04 2023 – Zoe Hoole

Rethinking our use of Single-Use Plastics

Rethinking our use of Single-Use Plastics

Let's talk about our relationship with single-use plastics. We have all used them, and at times they can be convenient, but let's consider their impact on the environment.

The truth is, every year, humans produce over 300 million tons of plastic waste, and more than 50% of it is for single-use purposes! This plastic ends up polluting our oceans and harming marine life and ecosystems. It's scary to think that by 2050, there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish. But don't worry, there are things we can do to help!

We can start by making small changes in our daily lives, like carrying a reusable water bottle, coffee cup or using tote bags when we go grocery shopping. These little actions can make a big difference in reducing our plastic waste.

What does sustainability look like at your workplace? Encouraging your workplace to prioritise sustainability and use environmentally friendly materials can help create a more sustainable future for our planet.

Overall, let's remember that our actions matter, and we have the power to make positive change. By rethinking our relationship with single-use plastics and taking steps to reduce our consumption, we can protect our planet and ensure a better future for generations to come.





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