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Plastic packaging needs end of life solution.

By |2019-05-23T08:27:21+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Reduce Re-use Recycle|

40 % of plastic is packaging, used once and then discarded, much of it ending up in the sea. (Plastics or Planet. National Geographic 2018) It is time to turn the tide.  Recycling is a start but we need a range of end of life solutions for all `plastic' that is not compostable.   It is [...]

Plastic shopping bags – the CON in Convenient!

By |2017-10-05T22:10:52+00:00October 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Earth Cool Consumer, Reduce Re-use Recycle|Tags: , , , |

Why is it so hard for retailers to do the right thing & provide 100% recyclable plastic shopping bags made from recycled plastic? So far only Checkers has!

Shopping bag survey supports ban of plastic bags

By |2017-06-20T21:55:58+00:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: Reduce Re-use Recycle|Tags: , , , |

As part of its Rethink the Bag initiative, the Two Oceans Aquarium ran a survey at a number of SPAR retailers in Cape Town.  Waste Reduction – Far South volunteers ran the survey on behalf of Two Oceans at the Valyland SPAR in Fish Hoek.  The results showed overwhelming support for re-useable shopping bags and a [...]

Recycle logos but shopping bags dumped! No to bags!

By |2017-05-21T13:21:28+00:00May 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Reduce Re-use Recycle|Tags: , , , , , |

Recycle messages on plastic shopping bags are misleading. Most are not recycled due to an additive. Stop buying bags. Help call to ban non recyclables.

What Plastics are Recyclable – look at polymer ID no!

By |2015-05-27T11:16:26+00:00May 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Reduce Re-use Recycle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Now you CAN identify plastic packaging and avoid non-recyclable plastic. The Plastic Packaging industry introduced a Plastic / Polymer Identity Code to make it easier to identify plastics.