Think about your day. How much plastic do you go through? If you start to keep track of it, it might end up being quite a lot, and quite a lot more than you want to admit to yourself! There are plastic wraps on things you purchase at a grocery store.
There are plastic bags (although, fortunately, many more places are banning these entirely), And then there are plastic bottles. For decades, plastic bottles have been the go-to for those pass-through spots such as at a venue or while you’re traveling. But where does all that trash go? Unfortunately, it’s piling up in landfills, it’s ending up in natural spaces, and it’s filling up our oceans. In addition, creating that plastic is inherently wasteful.
So stopping or reducing use of it is incredibly important. What do you need to know about this important issue? This graphic explains it.
Tops Day Nurseries is committed to reducing, reusing, and recycling wherever possible, and are proud to be one of the leading eco-sustainable childcare providers in the South. Throughout our settings we have collectively banned all single use plastic, including items such as clingfilm, carrier bags, food bags, and wipes, replacing them with reusable containers, homemade wipes and other environmentally friendly alternatives. You may have also heard about our controversial Glitter Ban which hit global papers in 2017, after learning about the detrimental affects on marine life and our oceans.
To find out more information and how you can help reduce your plastic consumption, click here to read Water Logic Australia’s blog on bottled water culture.