THE IMPACTS OF SINGLE USE DISPOSABLE PLASTICS
Globally, 95% of all plastic packaging is used once and then wasted, often as litter. In its 2014 Marine Debris Report in Australia, the CSIRO reported that, ‘two thirds of the marine debris found along our coastline is plastic, most from local sources.’
It's clear we have a plastic litter and waste problem. Reducing our use of disposable plastic will reduce both litter and waste, as well our reliance on fossil fuels.
Many individuals, governments and businesses have become aware of the problem and are changing practices. However, what has been lacking are whole communities taking a systematic approach to addressing disposable plastic use, with a focus on long lasting solutions.