REFUSE – single use.
There are many examples of pointless single-use plastic items which all of us can refuse to use. A disposable coffee cup for dining-in, veggie or fruit double wrappers, drinking straws in drinks where they are not needed, etc. As a consumer you can refuse and enjoy your coffee in a mug – without the ugly cardboard taste as well. You can also choose to buy loose vegetables or use your reusable produce bags – this gives you the chance to choose the exact amount and quality you really want.
REUSE – bring your own.
By choosing to reuse and bring your own reusables, you help to reduce plastic waste and save marine life! By drinking your morning coffee from your favourite Keep Cup and eating your lunch from your reusable lunch box, you choose not to make any excuses for single use. If you forget to pack your reusable items, a good habit is to keep a kit in your car. Your kit may include a tote bag, reusable cutlery, a KeepCup and a straw. This way you never have to worry about forgetting!
RECYCLE – do your best to recycle every plastic item that you use.
Recycling your own waste at home is very important in helping to protect the ocean. By reducing the waste that ends up in landfill, we can all significantly reduce trash entering the ocean.