Is your life too plastic

Plastic... not so fantastic

Unitywater's Water on Tap program encourages people to keep our waterways clean and our local ocean creatures protected from plastic pollution by simply drinking tap water instead of bottled water.  

Queensland banned plastic shopping bags on 1 July 2018. Let's do the same with single-use plastic water bottles!

Refilling your reusable water bottle at the tap is cheaper and better for the environment. It’s a great way to reduce your plastic waste and to help the beautiful environment that surrounds us.

Did you know? 

·         Every year, more than 7 million tonnes of rubbish ends up in the world’s oceans, 80% of which is plastic.

·         Plastic never biodegrades; it just breaks up into smaller and smaller pieces, gradually turning our waterways and oceans into ‘plastic soup’.

·         Waterway litter is extremely harmful to wildlife that become entangled or mistake litter for food, resulting in injury or death.

·         Approximately 30% of turtle deaths in Moreton Bay are caused by the ingestion of plastic litter.

·         Waterway litter causes the death of 100,000 marine mammals per year, including dugongs, turtles and whales.

Source: Healthy Waterways

Tim Silverwood talks about being plastic free