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SDG 14: Sustainable oceans

Amelia Vague's picture

No more straws!

I'm vowing to never use plastic straws, and to actively encourage others, including organisations, to do the same! Although they're so small, the sheer mass of these tiny pieces of plastic means that they accumulate and take around 200 years to decompose. So my step is purchasing a reusable straw and spreading the word about the impacts that straws have.

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Michelle Nguyen's picture

Conscious use of plastic

Consciously reducing the use of excessive plastic by voluntarily choosing to either omit plastic packaging where possible. For example, when given the option to either choose individual fruits not packaged in plastic bags for convenience or a bagged portion of prepacked fruit, I will actively choose the individual fruits. The prepacked fruit, while perfect for convenient portioning uses excess plastic that will only end up being disposed of after being opened.

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Cassandra Tremblay's picture

Reduce food waste

After a failed attempt at growing an avocado plant from the pit of a store-bought avocado a few months ago, I pledge to try to regrow herbs from some offshoots I cut from a market-bought bunch of coriander ~~~the coriander is currently in a couple inches of water on a sunny windowsill and when roots develop (and hopefully the weather is warmer) I'll pot the stems in some soil and move them outdoors. So keen to have an ever-growing supply of fresh coriander! In doing so, i'll be reducing my carbon footprint (no food miles involved in going outside to cut some fresh coriander) and also eliminating any plastic waste that store-bought herbs are most often unnecessarily packaged in.

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Cassandra Tremblay's picture

SAY NO TO BOTTLED WATER

This week I bought myself a stainless steel water bottle so I no longer will purchase any single-use plastic water bottles (most of which end up in the world's oceans!!! not to mention the petrol used in their production and distribution) I decided to make a simple macrame-style carry strap out of rope so I can carry it with me even when I don't take a bag big enough to fit the bottle inside :))) here's to fighting SUPs and no longer buying bottled water!

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Cassandra Tremblay's picture

Buy LOCAL, Bulk, Plastic-FreE

In the past coupe months I have tried my hand at buying local produce not wrapped in unnecessary plastic and buying in bulk wherever possible. I now will make the pledge to only buy from local produce markets and or bulk food stores and commit to plastic-free shopping for the rest of this year ~~wish me luck!

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Evangelina Tripp's picture

REDUCE PLASTIC USAGE

My pledge is to remove single use plastics from my life and to encourage others to do the same. I'm going to shop at stores where I can buy fresh produce without packaging and go to bulk food stores for the rest of my food needs so I can use my own containers and bags. I am also going to ensure I take my drink bottle every where and only buy hot drinks if I have my keep cup with me.

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Evangelina Tripp's picture

REDUCE PLASTIC STRAW USAGE

With the help of a friend, I am approaching cafes/restaurants/bars and try to convince them to transition from using plastic straws to reusable and sustainable bamboo straws from Indonesia in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic use in hospitality.

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Arihant Jain's picture

Break Up with plastic bags

I have been reluctant to take plastic bag when buying something, but I seldom take it when I have no option. That's why I always carry a plastic bag in my shoulder bag so that I don't have to take a new plastic bag when purchasing groceries. I will now replace it with a cloth bag and will never (probably never) take plastic bags again.

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Isabella Sawatzky's picture

NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC STRAWS

I'm pledging to stop buying and using single use plastic straws and to use metal straws instead. I am aware that single use plastics such as straws have an adverse affect on the environment and Australians use an estimated 10 million plastic straws every day. Using alternatives such as metal straws is easy, inexpensive and makes a real difference :)

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Joseph Lew's picture

Hydrate the world

As an avid gardener, I've noticed that I use a huge amount of water weekly. I've decided to minimise my water usage by collecting and recycling rainwater & old water from my pets for horticultural use.

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