Plastic

  • 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?

  • 6 amazing plastic bans from around the world

    5 August 2016

    Good news! Plastic bans across the world have been hitting the headlines lately. From the US to India and Morocco, governing bodies are taking control of the plastic pollution problem, bringing in either complete bans on plastic, or bans on specific forms like polystyrene.

  • It only takes 1 plastic bag to ruin your whole day.

    1 August 2016

    On a recent trip to the Sunshine coast, my 10 year old son asked if we could go to the Aquarium. I’m not usually a party pooper but my first thought was not excitement but trepidation and then concern for the animals living in the facility.