It is difficult to pass through almost any environment without witnessing plastic waste; whether that be along the remote beaches of southern Tasmania, walking down the street, or passing through campus on my way to class. Even Antarctica has been found to be contaminated with plastic waste! This issue motivates me to minimise my own plastic consumption habits to the best of my ability. This year I have actively been using my KeepCup, invested in a metal straw which I bring with me to the pub, and always bring my own bags to the supermarket. However, I believe I can do better. This is why I am making the pledge to cut down on waste even further, by investing in beeswax wraps (instead of using plastic wrap), switch my everyday plastic toiletries for more sustainable options (e.g. stainless steel razor, bamboo toothbrush, DIY shampoo, etc), and utilising the community vegetable patch for fresh (and plastic free!) produce. I am very excited to take the next step in my journey to reduced plastic consumption.