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 […]

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 […]

NOVEMBER 16, 2021 Thanks to the 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 […]

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 […]

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 in […]