Seeing first-hand where plastic ends up lead us down a bit of a rabbit hole. The impact of plastic waste on our environment and ultimately ourselves is pretty grim, but awareness is picking up and it seems like we are heading towards a ban on the sillier items like single use plastic bags.
Surf Coast Shire wants the power to be able to introduce a ban on single-use plastic bags. Councillors this week [April 2016] called on Environment Minister Lisa Neville to either enforce a statewide ban or enable the council to wipe out the polluting plastic.
Life without plastic is almost unimaginable. It’s become central to the way we live our lives – from everyday items like food packaging and water bottles, to sophisticated high end products. But how many of us know what happens to that plastic when we throw it away?
Teenage turtles like Cliff are lucky to be rescued, because many are dying after eating hidden plastic pollution in Sydney Harbour and the Hawkesbury River when they come in summer to feed on seagrass meadows.