Plastic

  • How I Woke Up To The Plastic Pollution Problem

    20 September 2018

    A couple years ago, I had the pleasure of teaching a young couple to dive in Thailand on one of my favorite reefs. Weather conditions were perfect, with mild currents and excellent visibility of the stunning topography and bright, vivid corals. Even through the regulator, I could see the smiles on my students’ faces.

  • 5 Times Businesses Kinda Missed The Point When It Came To Reducing Plastic

    9 August 2018

    We love it when businesses, especially big ones, decide to change their policies to reduce their impact on the planet. In fact, encouraging them to do so is part of why we exist! But sometimes, businesses seem to forget that when they make these promises, they have to actually follow through with genuine, sustained action.

  • Plastic pollution reaches the Antarctic

    7 June 2018
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    Water samples from our scientific research expedition show that even the most remote and pristine habitats of the Antarctic are contaminated with microplastic waste and persistent hazardous chemicals.

  • Five planet-friendly alternatives to single-use plastic bags

    3 August 2017

    A few weeks ago, Australia took a huge step forward in the fight to protect our oceans from plastic pollution. After enormous public pressure, community organising and hard-hitting campaigning, Australian supermarket giants, Coles and Woolworths both announced – on the same day – that they would ban single-use plastic bags in 2018. An amazing testament to people power.

  • 4 ways you can reduce plastic ocean pollution today

    26 May 2017

    Australia is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world - white sand, long stretches of coastline and breathtaking backdrops. But when you're daydreaming of the Great Ocean Road or Bondi Beach, do you include floating plastic debris in your picture-perfect visions?