Why plastic?

Why Plastic?

We currently use most plastic items once and then throw them out. Because plastic does not biodegrade, this 'single-use' plastic waste ends up building up. It can be seen in our gutters, in our parks, in our landfills and in our oceans. It's not so much the material of plastic; it's our use of plastic that is the issue.

The Problem

50% of plastic items are used once and then thrown out. Because plastic does not biodegrade, this 'single-use' plastic waste ends up building up. It can be seen in our gutters, in our parks, in our landfills and in our oceans.

Every year, one million sea birds and 100,000 marine animals die because of plastic pollution. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a patch of ocean where currents bring together lots of plastic pollution into a 'plastic soup'. This area is now twice the size of Texas.

In a nutshell, plastic:

1. Contains chemicals toxic to our health
2. Is made of the non-renewable resources of oil and gas
3. Does not biodegrade, so it persists in the environment
4. Is contaminating our food chain

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So - are you ready to tackle the problem at its source and take on The Plastic Diet?


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