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Week #6. Use cloth shopping bags.

In recent years in Australia, there has been lots of talk about single use plastics and their effect on the environment. With this has become the norm of shoppers using their own reusable bags when they go shopping. And stores are also starting to give the option of paying for reusable bags to be purchased from their store along with the customers purchase or at least posing the question, “Do you require a bag today?”. This is great as it then has forced the customers hand to make the choice and ideally at some point has purchased a reusable cloth bag. Reuse vs. Single Use While we acknowledge that it takes much less energy and resources to produce a single use plastic bag over a reusable...

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Why are single use plastics such a problem?

‘What is the big deal with single use plastics?’ I hear your perplexed voice ask. ‘Why do plastics continually get such a bad rap?’ ‘They are all biodegradable and breakdown, eventually don’t they?’ Great questions! Plastics are a huge deal in our world today and they deservedly get a bad rap. Let’s have a look at the facts… Plastics take FOREVER to biodegrade. The truth is plastics don’t break down quickly or decompose easily at all or by any stretch of your imagination.  It can take some plastics up to 1000 years to break down and decompose completely. A plastic bottle can take up to 450 years to degrade, while a plastic bread bag can take up to 10 years...

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