Sometimes we wonder
Sometimes we wonder about the stories behind the rubbish we find. What do you think is the story of this sign?
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Great news for NSW
Over 2.7 billion plastic items end up in NSW waterways each year To protect our environment, we're helping businesses phase-out single-use plastics in 2022. More info: www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/plastics-ban
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Plastic injure and kill
This picture is from Bel & Israel’s travels around Australia. It’s shows the contents from one of the sea turtles who was recovering from ingesting this plastic.
There are some ways that we can all make a difference to the rubbish we produce and therefore impact the volume of rubbish that ends up in our environment and potentially affecting our wildlife. The first thing to consider is "Never buy the single-use-plastic items in the first place." Australia is one of the highest producers of waste per head of population in the world
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You can find single-use-plastic raincoats for less than $1 online. You often see them for sale at concerts or other outdoor events and when it's time to leave, they're littered on the ground in masses. They are marketed as "a disposable raincoat, lightweight and convenient to use. One size fits all. A must for sudden rain, sports/music events, travel, camping, walking, concerts, outdoor events etc. Can be folded to be a very small size, easily stored."
What are your thoughts on these raincoats? Personally, we think it's pretty easy to bring a reusable rain coat with you. We hope that your event will never sell or provide these at your events.
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K-Mart's loading dock
This is what K-Mart's loading dock looks like at Warriewood. No care for animals or nature. Rubbish and plastic littered and left for animals to eat and drag to the nearby wetlands.
Yet, it states the following on K-Mart's website: "As a large retailer we take our responsibility very seriously to care for and respect our planet and all the lives that we touch." (*https://www.kmart.com.au/bettertogether/)
Warriewood Wetlands the largest remaining sand plain wetland in the northern Sydney area. It provides a variety of habitats for native animals and also plays a vital role in flood mitigation, nutrient recycling and filtering sediments. The wetlands contain several Endangered Ecological Communities.
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