Plastic Free July is over, and we look back at the last month raising awareness for this vital campaign to cut down single-use plastics – and the disastrous impacts they have on our local aquatic environments.
We need to stop and think about the ways we use plastic products – and Stormwater Shepherds was proud to introduce a fifth R to the mix – Reduce, Reuse, Refuse, Recycle & REPLACE!
Each year up to 8 million tonnes of plastic enter our waterways and ocean. Together, we can all make small changes in our daily lives to help reduce our single-use plastic consumption and look for sustainable options that we can use to replace them.
If you are interested in a plastic-free future, we would love you to join us as a Zero-Pollution Supporter or sign up as a friend!
LEARN ABOUT PLASTIC POLLUTION
It is estimated that over 5 trillion pieces of plastic pollution are in our oceans. The production of plastic is set to double to 800,000 million tons globally by 2040. Sadly, the amount of plastics entering our environment is increasing at an alarming rate. We look at some of the key facts surrounding plastic pollution and how we can change here.
Stormwater Shepherd’s Mary Rayner presented during this year’s Litter Congress, and shared important insights into the impacts of untreated stormwater, and the ways it conveys pollution throughout our waterways.
The Impact of Stormwater: Plastic Pollution
Stormwater is a key conveyor of plastic pollution. During rainfall, storms and floods, this plastic debris and litter is picked up and carried to nearby storm drain networks and waterways. Without stormwater treatment, this inevitably finds its way into our large river systems and oceans. We take a deep dive into these issues, and the ways we can support sustainable approaches to plastic pollution here.
STOP PLASTIC & URBAN POLLUTION AT THE SOURCE
Your kind donations help us carry on critical work, such as delivering educational presentations and advocating for stormwater management.
REPLACE AT OUR PLASTIC-FREE SHOP
Stainless Steel Thermos Mug
Stainless steel double wall vacuum insulated mug. Made from food-grade 304 stainless steel.
Natural Vegan Solid Shampoo Bar
Handmade from luscious natural plant oils. Vegan and all-natural ingredients. Free from parabens, palm oil & sulphates
We’re working with Australian-owned companies selling Australian-made products, when available, our range of plastic replacements is a great start to switching to eco-friendly alternatives.