Monthly Archives: April 2018

Straws Suck

I have a new hero. Her name is Molly and she is a GC9 from Cairns.

Her Straw No More campaign is admirable to say the least.

We humans are not looking after our home. We are not keeping it tidy and it has to stop.

Sir David Attenborough knows it. Craig Reucassel knows it. Molly knows it. We all know it, but a huge amount of our population ignore it and do not take responsibility.

It kind of reminds me of BC7 when I yell at him for not picking up after himself. He usually responds with some excuse like “I’m just a kid”. He is. A kid who needs me to keep nagging him to look after his world. I don’t care how old or young we are, we need to look after our planet.

I challenge everyone to think about the amount of rubbish we create. How can we reduce waste? My latest home campaign is a war on cling wrap. Leftovers are stored in containers with lids.

I take my shopping buggy to the farmers market and have to continually say “no thank you, I don’t need a bag, I’ll put it straight in here”.

Supermarkets in Victoria will be plastic bag free later this year. They did it years ago and consumers kept buying bags instead of bringing their own until the supermarkets caved and brought them back.

Get organised, be conscious of your actions and the big dirty footprint you are leaving on our Earth.

Get yourself a reusable coffee cup. Put it back in your car after you wash it.

I put the straws we inevitably end up with through takeaway drinks through the dishwasher and re-use them at home.

Refuse the plastic cutlery. Re-use the takeaway containers and then recycle them.

Oh, I could go on for days about this.

Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others. Be kind to our planet.

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