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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Shalini Uthayakumaran's picture

Soft plastic recycling

Soft plastics (e.g. packaging material) cannot be recycled under the kerbside services provided by our local councils. I will divert the soft plastics that form part of my family's household waste away from landfill by collecting it and then dropping it off at a REDcycle collection point. This organisation gives soft plastics a second life by using them to build roads and school playground equipment. To find your nearest collection point to drop off your own soft plastics, visit: http://www.redcycle.net.au/where-to-redcycle/

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Ruby McMinn's picture

so vintage

I already try to limit my single use plastic to a minimum and live quite a sustainable life, but there is always one more step to take! This year I have pledged to buy only second hand clothes or borrow clothes from friends and not contribute to the waste produced by the fast fashion industry.

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Sheldon Higgins's picture

Gloves recycling initiative

I have already taken steps towards sustainability in my personal life and now I think it's time for me to start taking steps towards sustainability in my professional life. The Department of Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice teaches paramedic students how to perform emergency procedures that could be life-saving, but practicing these skills means that there will be a huge amount of waste produced to let the students practice. I plan to lobby the department to fund a recycling program that will include; nitrile gloves, soft plastic packaging and PVC waste that is produced when students are practicing medical procedures. The image below is how much disposable waste is produced just to practice one IV, now imagine if every student in the department practices just one IV every time they go to class.

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Joanna Murawska | 08/22/2018 - 16:43

Hey, how's this one going? Have you had a chat with the department?

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Georgia Cox's picture

Recycling initiative

Set up beauty products recycling unit at my workplace.

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Georgia Cox's picture

lobby for plastic-free

Work with my local fruit shop to help them transition to being plastic-bag free. I will engage with the community to gauge their stance and potential concerns on the transition, and help the shop research the economic viability of the transition.

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Winifred Walsh-Ryan's picture

Going paperless!

I will continue to take notes in class digitally and begin completing all tutorials with my digital pen so that I can remove all paper from my studies!

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Meghan O'Brien's picture

PLASTIC FREE BATHROOM

Growing up with four sisters, our bathroom was a plastic breeding ground! This month, I pledge to transform my bathroom into a plastic-free santuary using the six R's principle. REDUCE: I will aim to reduce my make-up use and only select vegan friendly options with degradable packaging! Tumeric root and beetroot also provide fun, natural make-up alternatives! Also, I will only buy recycled toilet paper and soap that comes without plastic packaging (who gives a crap is a great brand) REUSE: Menstrual cups are an easy, hygeinic alternative to tampons and pads! REPURPOSE: This month, I will repurpose the multitude of bi-carb soda boxes, coconut oil, essential lemongrass oil and jars at my mothers, to make my own toothpaste and deodarant. RECYCLE: I will refill my empty shampoo, conditioner and cleaning product bottles at my local wholefoods with high quality environmentally friendly products! REPLACE: I will swap my toothbrush, floss, and beloved q-tips for compostable bamboo alternatives. REMOVE: This month, I will ditch the razor and embrace my natural, womanly state! What a wonderful way to celebrate femininity and challenge the social structures that try to divide and taint the way we view our whole selves. Plastic pollution is a growing consequence of a post-modern world, embedded in habitual consumption. Individual action is the first step towards a better world, where people and nature are not at odds, but in a self-sustaining cycle that maintains quality over quantity!

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HJ Chan's picture

Coffee cup recycle

Promote and supporting community for ensuring coffee cups been better processed and recycled for sustainbility

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Gurwinder Dhalla's picture

MOO Hungry

I,ll try not to let waste food dump in the fields so as to reduce green house gas emission. Dumping waste food is the biggest concern of now as approximately 20% of food bought for consumption is wasted i.e., 1 bag of grocery out of 5 bags purchased. Dumped waste food produces methane and other harmful gases which effects the environment. Also every 1 person out of 100 in Australia are living homeless and don't have money to buy food for three times a day. Raising this issue to globalization may help save us, our family, our friends, our loved ones and most of all important our global home OUR EARTH!

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yu chen | 02/23/2019 - 13:36

Yep, we should try our best to take our own drink bottle to everywhere.

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Tanya Milnes's picture

Consumption with a purpose

I will commit to considering the true environmental and social costs of consumption choices. This may be through simple steps, such as always remembering a reusable coffee cup, bag or drink bottle; to moving towards packaging free products; supporting social businesses, and educating myself on supply chains and businesses values and impact.

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