Plastic pollution in our oceans is reaching breaking point with plastic now estimated to out weigh fish.
The more you start to look for it, the more you start to realise – plastic is everywhere.
So much so it may seem overwhelming to make a change. Where do we even begin???
Right here. Today. Together.
The actions we take as individuals and as a community together add up and can make a real difference to the plastic adding up in our oceans.
The Cafnec Marine Response Team are embarking on the ‘Plastic: It all adds up’ campaign to rally local support for a ban on plastic bags, the introduction of a container deposit scheme in Queensland and everyday measures to reduce our plastic footprint.
After a long running campaign across the state the Queensland Government have committed to introducing a container deposit scheme AND to banning plastic bags from 2018 . This is great news but the we need to make sure that further legislation to reduce plastic pollution still remains high on the agenda for our politicians such as more sustainable packaging laws to reduce the impact of single-use plastic on our environment.
So what can you do?
- Take part in our community-led initiative “It All Adds Up” – register below to stay updated and be part of the solution to plastic pollution as we tackle the issues one by one as a local community
- Join us for Plastic Free July 2017. Check out what we achieved in Plastic Free July 2016 to get excited and inspired! If you register via the form below we’ll let you know once we start organising for 2017.
- Learn how to live with less plastic by checking out our blog and liking our Facebook page