I’m in. I have put my dot on the map. Let’s all do that and be part of the solution to plastic free oceans.
try to find businesses that support Plastic Free Oceans. Sooooo, if you want my business – get on board.
when travelling prefer hotels listed on Plastic Free Oceans – I encourage them to list.
take all reasonable steps to recycle plastic waste.
aim to purchase products and food with the least possible plastic packaging.
do not buy water in plastic bottle - the exception is a couple of remote areas overseas with warning the water is contaminated - then I will try and refill with boiled water.
ask for non-plastic drinking straws or say none at all.
avoid single-use plastic bags where ever possible.
take my reusable cup to the cafe. But most often take the time to sit and enjoy it from a cup.
grow veges, have some chooks and compost our kitchen scraps.
have LEDs for most of our lighting.
often add general posts, like I would to Facebook, to my PFO page then click the share buttons to Facebook and/or Twitter so others see my PFO post and I hope they will also become part the solution to the plastics crisis.
If you are in business and in Sydney 22 Nov. check out this most worthwhile couple of hours. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taronga-unwrapped-helping-business-break-up-with-plastic-tickets-50252954941?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Sure zero plastic consumed is the ultimate goal, but this is a good stepping stone innovation in these situations. With non plastic ties you can use as well. Oh and the vegetable waste in the bag was in the compostable bin - I think I remember that correctly.
Bummer, last week I spoke on Economic Development NZ conference and this wonderful leader was to be speak a couple of hours before me and I was hoping for a coffee to talk about plastics (I had the right connection to tee it up), but she had to pull out of the event. Check out her leadership on plastics: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/new-zealand-ban-plastic-bags-2018-8
Speaking today on a conference in the Bay of Islands NZ - last night had the privilege of being in a ceremony here in this building on the spot where the Treaty of Waiting was signed 180 years ago. It was special to give a nod to that momentous piece of history.
Paste a link to the image or video (from Facebook, You Tube or elsewhere) - it will display in the feed. Easy. As a charity, the resources to fund the huge storage needed to stream videos are out of our reach - let's hope a major donor comes along and funds that for us!