Beating Plastic Pollution

Hello and Happy New Year from Rotary Melbourne’s Environmental Sustainability Committee.

Let’s all make this year one that counts towards helping the environment by changing our practices and becoming advocates.

Having access to cold potable water is something that we now take for granted. Sadly, for many, this usually means purchasing water at a convenience store when out and about, and thirsty.

I say sadly because this practice has led to an increase in Plastic Pollution. The volume of Plastic Pollution has exploded since the early 2000’s, in fact waste rose more in ten years than it had in the past 40 years.

The United Nations has published an interactive-online article that should be a wake-up call to everyone who still purchases plastic bottles of water, as well as other practices that create waste.

Waste that pollutes our environment. To read it click HERE

We invite you to share your thoughts with us. If you would like to write a small piece on your experience with plastic waste, please do.

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