This year, Earth Day focused in on plastic pollution. Yes, it’s everywhere – from our pantries to our oceans and eventually, landfill – and it’s causing a heap of trouble for our planet. But, good news! It’s not too late, let’s take a look at some of our options to reduce plastic pollution in the environment.   

We all know that plastics present a huge threat to wildlife. Every year, millions of tonnes of plastic waste end up in our environment, disrupting the health of plants and animals.  

Plastic pollution also hits close to home, in its effects on human health. In fact, studies have shown that babies bioaccumulate 10x the amount of microplastics compared to adults, not exactly a clean start!  

The good news? We’ve got options. From ditching single-use plastics to stepping up our recycling game, there’s plenty we can do to fight back against plastic pollution. Earth Day is our annual reminder to roll up our sleeves and get to work every day in the choices we make. 

First up, let’s ditch single-use plastics. Say goodbye to plastic straws, bags, and bottles, and hello to reusable alternatives. Trust us, the planet will thank you. 

And speaking of recycling, let’s give it the attention it deserves. Sorting your waste may not sound glamorous, but it’s an environmental game-changer. And, if you haven’t already, check out Re Place, one of our neighbours at the Inner West Sustainability Hub, who specialise in helping people ‘Re-’.  

In the wake of Earth Day, let’s come together and drastically reduce plastic pollution. Whether it’s spreading the word, pushing for change, or simply saying no to plastic wherever possible, every little bit counts. Together, we’ve got the power to reduce plastic pollution and give our planet the love it deserves. Let’s do this! 🌎✊