Say 'NO' to single-use plastic this July and do your bit for Mother Earth
Plastic pollution is a pressing environmental issue, with Australians consuming on average 130 kilograms of plastic per person each year. While plastic is a convenient and versatile material, most plastic products are designed to be used once, before being discarded. Sadly, less than 12% of plastic is recycled, and the remainder ends up in landfill, or worse, polluting our oceans and other ecosystems for hundreds of years before breaking down into microplastics.
Plastic-Free July is an environmental initiative that helps us to take action on plastic pollution. We encourage members and devotees to take part in this challenge by remembering the Five Rs:
REFUSE to purchase plastic products
REDUCE reliance on plastic through Ceiling on Desires
REUSE, repurpose and repair existing items
RETHINK consumption habits
RECYCLE a final resort!
Follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts to see the ideas on how you can rise up to our daily Plastic-Free challenges.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SaiOrgAustralia/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saiorgaustralia
By minimising our use of single-use plastics, we can help ensure a cleaner, healthier future for our ecosystems and communities.