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  • Eco-friendly Alternatives To Plastic

    1. Plastic Straws In Australia, 2.47 billion plastic straws end up in landfill. They’re lightweight, so once they’re dropped or discarded, plastic straws easily blow into waterways and enter our oceans. Once in our oceans, they’re extremely dangerous for our marine wildlife. There have been instances where sea turtles have had plastic straws lodged painfully…
  • Which Australian states are banning single-use plastics?

    JULY 1, 2021 Thanks to incredible momentum inspired by ocean lovers, six out of eight Australian states and territories have committed to ban single-use plastics. Yet with each jurisdiction committing to ban different plastics, you might be wondering which state is leading the race to ban single-use plastics in Australia. See which plastics each state has…
  • Are bioplastics really better for the environment

    By Anja Krieger Bio-based cutlery. What exactly is it made from, and what will it take to make it biodegrade? Many people assume all bioplastics are made from plants and can break down completely in the environment. But that’s not the case. The term "bioplastics" is actually used for two things: bio-based plastics (plastics made at…
  • McDonald’s paper straws cannot be recycled

    McDonald's new paper straws - described as "eco-friendly" by the US fast food giant - cannot be recycled. Last year, it axed plastic straws, even though they were recyclable, in all its UK branches as part of a green drive. But the US fast food giant says the new paper straws are not yet easy…
  • The single-use plastics ban in NSW, Australia

    About the ban On 16 November 2021, the NSW Government passed the Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021. This legislation delivers on the government’s commitment to ban certain problematic plastics, such as single-use plastics and address the problem of plastic waste. Input from over 16,000 people helped develop this legislation and the related NSW Plastics Action Plan.…
  • Sinlge-Use Plastics ban

    NOVEMBER 16, 2021 Thanks to incredible momentum inspired by ocean lovers, six out of eight Australian states and territories have committed to ban single-use plastics. Yet with each jurisdiction committing to ban different plastics, you might be wondering which state is leading the race to ban single-use plastics in Australia. See which plastics each state has…
  • Plastic straws to paper straws

    From plastic straws to paper straws — A real environmental action or a commercial gimmick? Do you find any difference when you enjoy the cold drink in McDonald’s compared to one year ago? Do you pay attention to the small change of straw materials? A silent change: from plastic straws to paper straws After paper…
  • How Big a Difference Can Biodegradable Straws Make to the

    By Green Business BureauOctober 8, 2020Blog, Food and Restaurants Disposable plastics are posing serious problems for our planet. Thanks to famous images of cluttered coastlines and suffering sea life, we’re all now understanding this fact – and it’s about time, too. According to a 2017 study, Europeans use 36 billion disposable straws annually. In the US, that number…
    Girl drinking with eco green straw
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