Let's talk some rubbish!
Let's talk some rubbish! (no pun intended ;))
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #rubbish #beachcleanup
If you cannot get to "Return and Earn" and your garage is starting to get too full, you can use the free service https://re-collect.com.au/ You just register online with them and they'll come and pick up all your cans and bottles for free. If you'd like to donate the money to Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew as as your charity of your choice when you sign up. If you use the code LOCKDOWN all 10 cents will be donated to us. Once the code expires, we receive 5 cents per container. Do a good deed and get those containers recycled.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #returnandearn #recycle #recycling #tomra #plasticfree #beachcleanup
Should laws change?
South Australians, would you like to see laws change to protect businesses that allow the use of reusable containers?
It's worked well for coffee cups. Cafés often encourage customers to bring in their own takeaway cup to cut down on waste.
The Greens want to expand the initiative, so people can use their own container at a butcher or their local takeaway restaurant.
But businesses are worried about liability, and COVID-19 has made everything a little more complicated.
Greens MLC Robert Simms told ABC Radio Adelaide’s Spence Denny it would give businesses more confidence to allow customers to bring takeaway containers to take leftovers home.
“At the moment, businesses can allow people to bring in a takeaway container if they want to, but the problem is a lot of businesses don’t want to do it as they are liable if something goes wrong.”
“For instance, if I bring my Tupperware in to your restaurant and I haven’t properly cleaned it or store the food properly at home and get sick, the business is liable.”
“It’s a simpler reform to amend the act making it very clear that it is the consumer that is responsible in that act rather than the business. And as a consequence, I think a lot of businesses would get on board with this and allow their customers to help reduce the waste.”
Via: ABC, Adelaide
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Another example of silly plastic - "Exotic Salad" from South Africa
Turn an old dollhouse into a jungle house! Thanks for sharing this creative idea with us Kate Pendergast!
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #repurposed #repurpose #dollhouse #creative #jungle #creativity #animals
Such a simple way to reduce overconsumption of plastic beach toys while making beach trips easier for families. Great idea to implement after covid19.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #sharing #toys
No one wants to see this
Can we please be decent humans and follow the same basic rules we expect four year olds to understand? Plllllllease.
Leave places better than how you found them. At the very least, don’t leave them worse than you found them. Respect retail workers more than this.
Full offense, but nobody wants to run across your old pumpkin spice latte while they’re shopping for skin care. They just don’t. You’re fully-formed adults. We promise, you can find a bin. I promise.
You can do it.
We believe in you.
We're cheering you on.
The world kinda needs us all to step up right now. It needs us to be kind, and compassionate and thoughtful. It needs some teamwork. It needs more care and less…well, less of this.
You can do it.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #litter #takeaway #takeawaycoffee #shopping #respect #coffee #keepcup #youcandoit
Well done, Queensland
Queensland's ban on single-use plastics has officially begun!
From the 1st of September, single-use plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, plates and unenclosed bowls, as well as single-use takeaway containers and cups made from expanded polystyrene will be banned in the Sunshine State.
The ban will stop these items being supplied in Queensland, including items provided free with purchased meals or sold in packets as party supplies.
The ban is a huge win for our environment and particularly marine life who are all too often the innocent victims of marine plastic pollution. The Queensland Government is predicting the ban will help reduce single-use plastic pollution by 20% over the next two years.
For further information on the ban or for resources: https://bit.ly/3zCOIY5
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Every little step counts
Every little step counts. For those of us that live close to a plastic free shop like Manly Co-Op, Naked Foods, Scoop or The Source Bulk food, you can always check there first if they sell washing powder and you can bring your own reusable containers. However, imagine how many plastic scoops that would be saved if ALL washing powder companies made this switch. Besides that, most of us surely have a spoon at home if we need one for washing powder.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #plasticfree #saynotoplastic #plastic #washingpowder
What unusal items have you found?
What some of the unusual items you have found on a beach clean up? The Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew have found a shark strangled to death by an elastic in Dee Why, a dinosaur suit in Freshwater, a bicycle in Curl Curl Lagoon and on a Mona Vale beach clean up we found ice crampons. What unusual items have you found on a beach?
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #beachcleanup #treasure
What do you think, South Australia?
The SA Government says it's considering banning takeaway coffee cups in the future.
The state's single-use plastic ban has now been in place for 6 months, and Environment Minister David Speirs says more than 120 million plastic straws have been taken off the shelves in that time.
"If you add them all together they spread all the way from Adelaide to London," he said.
"What we're doing is making a really big difference for our environment, ensuring that getting rid of these superfluous items is quite easy."
He says next March more items will be banned including polystyrene containers, and plastic products that never fully decompose.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #coffee #keepcup #plasticfree #beachcleanup #trashtag #plastic #takeawaycoffee
Biodegradable balloons is a lie
An article about balloons and why biodegradable ones don't exist. To get a hold of your own copy of this article, check out the September issue of "The Tawny Frogmouth"
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #balloons #balloonsblow #turtlekiller #litter #rubbish #noballoons
Yes, the circular transformation is happening! An old vinyl floor can now be turned into a new one!
Recycling one square metre of vinyl floor instead of burning it, reduces emissions by roughly 10 kilos of carbon dioxide.
Tarkett, a flooring manufacturer with roots in Sweden and France, is one of many companies recognising the advantage – for both the climate and the economy – of recycling and reusing.
– Recycling is crucial to reaching the climate targets. But it's complex, says Tarkett's Nordic Sustainability Manager Dag Duberg. To claim that a product is fully recyclable means that both a collection system and recycling technique have to be in place.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #recycling #recycle #tarkett #Sweden #floor #flooring #repurpose
Upcycled and primed with gesso and painted with acrylic enamel paints.
So proud of Kobie and all the work he puts in to Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew - it's great to see this being acknowledged in this month's edition of "Peninsula Living". Thank you for the interview Stephanie.
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We can still clean up
Our regular beach clean ups are currently on hold, but there's nothing stopping you grabbing a bag and head out yourself or with a friend to pick up some litter. The planet (and we) will thank you for it
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #beachcleanup #litter #rubbish #trash
We're all aware of the impact single-use plastic is having on our oceans, but did you know that clothes release half a million tonnes of microfibres into the sea every year?
That's the equivalent of more than 50 billion plastic bottles – and these small plastic fibres have even been found sealed in Arctic ice.
It’s no secret that too many of the plastic products we use end up in the ocean. But you might not be aware of one major source of that pollution: our clothes.
Polyester, nylon, acrylic, and other synthetic fibers — all of which are forms of plastic — are now about 60 percent of the material that makes up our clothes worldwide. Synthetic plastic fibers are cheap and extremely versatile, providing for stretch and breathability in athleisure, and warmth and sturdiness in winter clothes.
These fibers contribute to ocean plastic pollution in a subtle but pervasive way: The fabrics they make — along with synthetic-natural blends — leach into the environment just by being washed. Estimates vary, but it’s possible that a single load of laundry could release hundreds of thousands of fibers from our clothes into the water supply.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #plastic #plasticfree #clothes
Thank you: Anything Eco for this great information
Thank you, Piper
Even though we cannot organise our monthly clean ups, we can still do our bits and clean up our local area. That is just what young Piper did today. Thank you for all your efforts Piper - you've prevented many animals from getting entangled, injured and poisoned. Love your work!
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #beachcleanup #rubbish #litter #notallheroeswearcapes #doyourbit
Yet, another reason to stay away from bottled water. The entire life cycle of bottled water uses fossil fuels, contributes to global warming, and causes pollution. Bottled water is about 3,000 percent more expensive than tap water. Bottled water generally is no cleaner, or safer, or healthier than tap water. In fact, the federal government requires far more rigorous and frequent safety testing and monitoring of municipal drinking water.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #recycling #plastic #saynotoplastic #plasticpollutes #plasticfree
Dumped watermelons in Sweden
Several tonnes of watermelons have been illegally dumped in several places in the city Jönköping in Sweden. Melons have been found in the forest and at recycling stations. The council will now collect all melons and they'll be used as fossil free fuel.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #melons #sweden #litter #rubbish #cleanup
Be like Gator
Be like Gator!
Can we please stop the stupid & environmentally damaging practice of releasing balloons?
They are an absolute killer of seabirds & other marine life such as sea turtles.
This weekend on Birds New Zealand beach patrol of Muriwai Beach, amongst the usual litter of fishing line & nylon rope, they collected the remains of two balloons. Many seabirds such as this unfortunate Fluttering Shearwater die when they become entangled in them or ingest them accidentally. If you are celebrating any festive occasion or the passing of someone you love; rather than littering, do something environmentally positive instead like planting a tree. Please stop the crazy practice of releasing balloons.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #balloons #balloonsblow #beachcleanup
What can we do with clothes we no longer want?
Give them to charity if they're in good condition is our number one suggestion. Other options are to give them to the closest H&M store (there's one at Warringah mall). They shred them and make new clothes from them. You also get a voucher to use in the H&M shop when you donate your old clothes.
Or donate them to Clothing Appeal - they offer a free contactless pick up service for all your unwanted items. Clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories (belts, hats, scarves etc). https://www.facebook.com/ClothingAppeal/
They are a commercially operated recycling business. They are not a charity but provide a free service to the community for their unwanted items to get a second life.The clothes go to Fiji, Indonesia, Phillipines and India to be reworn by others.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #clothes #repurposed #recycling #HM
Coles Click and Collect
Multiple Coles customers have complained about “frustrating” click and collect experiences, claiming some groceries are being “overloaded” into one bag while others only contain a single item.
With large parts of the country under stay-at-home orders, many shoppers are now opting to get their groceries via click and collect services or delivered. Some customers received bags with just item inside, such a piece of cheese or a bottle of milk. What's your experience with "Click and Collect"?
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #plasticbags #waste #plastic #plasticfree #Coles #clickandcollect
Dee Why Lagoon
Dee Why lagoon has 300-500 microplastics per square metre. Anything over 250 microplastics per square metre is considered high.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #plastic #DeeWhy #beachcleanup #trashtag