March 11, 2021 3 min read
The world is having their say, single use plastic is on the out and we couldn’t be more excited about it!
With the recent announcement from South Australia to ban single use plastics, it is clear that people are not ok with the amount of plastic in our communities. Hopefully it won't be long until the rest of Australia follows suit.
Here at Urban Plant Growers, sustainability is at the absolute core of our business model. After spending our Sunday as part of the CleanUp Australia Daycrew, it is undeniable that even here in Australia, there is a major problem with plastic pollution. Within a one hour walk covering 1.4 km, five of our staff volunteers filled eight bags which were each 100L! The main items collected included plastic takeaway and coffee cups, plastic bags, cigarette butts, soft plastic food wrappers, straws and bits of wet wipe. The sheer quantity of waste was absolutely astonishing.
Due to the convenience of our curbside collection services, we often think of the issue of waste as out of sight and out of mind. Unfortunately, this is not true, waste does not disappear, it is often sent to landfill where it will sit and decay, releasing greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. In addition to this, the rubbish that doesn’t make it to landfill often ends up in our environment, from pristine forests to rivers and the open ocean. This then affects wildlife, pollutes waterways and can even end up back in our food chain.
Here at Urban Plant Growers, we make every effort to ensure that we minimise all waste produced from our products.
We are constantly striving to improve the sustainability of our products and business as a whole. If you have any comments or suggestions, we would love to hear from you! Reach out to us at email@example.com
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