INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC BAG FREE DAY!
Monday 3rd July 2017
WASTE REDUCTION Far South
Did you know?
· It takes between 100 & 500 years for a plastic bag to disintegrate.
· 80% of marine litter is plastic.
· Plastic bags pollute the environment & harm living organisms.
· Plastic waste in the sea gets into the food chain.
· Future generations will suffer from the pollution caused by plastic bags. ( from www.plasticbagfreeday.org)
All shops in the Far South Peninsula have been invited to participate in this campaign.
You can take part by:
1. Taking your own reusable shopping bags.
2. Refusing plastic bags & other single-use plastic items like straws & cup covers.
3. Choosing items that have less plastic wrapping.
4. Leaving unnecessary plastic wrapping at the shop.
5. Explaining why you’re doing it, in a friendly way. Perhaps others will also think about it.
6. Taking a selfie, photo or video of your experience & posting it on the Facebook group, along with your story.