What is the impact of glass on our oceans?

Seaside Scavenge organized another beach clean up last weekend, this time in Coogee. As usual, there was plenty of plastic laying around, with the main culprits being lollipop sticks, straws and candy wrappers.

However, there was one item that really stood out; one I had never noticed before.  Continue reading “What is the impact of glass on our oceans?”

Re-Imagining Soft Drinks At Home

The more I read about climate change the more I feel an urge to do something about it. It’s like an addiction that you really can’t shake off. Whenever you do something good for the environment, you immediately find yourself thinking about the next thing you could do.

I recently watched “A Plastic Ocean“, a powerful documentary that highlights the effects of plastic in our ecosystems and the damage it’s causing to mankind. This inevitably triggered a need to “do something about it”, which brings me to this blog post.

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Update: Petition to ban single-use plastic bags in NSW

So the other day I wrote about how it upsets me that single-use plastic bags haven’t been banned from supermarkets in NSW. I didn’t knew this at the time of writing but, as it turns out, there’s a petition at charge.org asking for those evil bags to be banned once and for all!

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Why haven’t lightweight plastic bags been banned in Sydney?

I ask myself the above question every single time I walk into a supermarket in Sydney. It blows my mind that a country this beautiful and with so much to lose from climate change would be this slow and inefficient at tackling the low hanging fruit, particularly in a city like Sydney.

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