- TAKE 3 - pick up other people's rubbish. We can greatly reduce the amount of marine debris in our oceans by preventing it from getting there in the first place.
- Reduce & re-use - use your reusable shopping bags and Onya Weigh grocery bags instead of plastic bags.
- Take your own container to the grocery store and shop from the Deli for meats and cheeses, or take them to the take-away from where you buy lunch and Friday night Thai. You can use stainless steel lunchboxes or glass containers that are BPA free.
- Sign a petition to support the introduction of acontainer deposit system in Australia which will significantly increase the recycling rates of glass, plastic and aluminium drink containers.
- Small plastic caps are not recyclable for many reasons, so although it's hard to believe, the responsible consumers are the ones who throw their plastic caps and lids into the rubbish instead of the recycling bin! For this reason, try not to buy things with small plastic lids or get creative with them instead of throwing them away.
- Watch the BAG IT documentary. Find our where it is screening in Australia hosted by Tim Silverwood or visit the official BAG IT movie site.
15 March 2012
Take 3 initiative & single use plastics
Author & Editor
Tracey Bailey is the founder of Biome Eco Stores and mother of two. After working in corporate communications and starting a family, she made a choice to be part of the solution to our planet's future and started Biome Eco Stores. Tracey is passionate about educating the community about living eco-friendly and sustainable lives through her extended product, chemical, health and environmental knowledge.