As the publicity around the impact of single use plastic items takes the world by storm we are all learning what this means for us now and for our future on a global scale. The footprint our waste has left is not only affecting humans, but all life on this planet. We all need to think about alternatives. And now.
The best answer is always to choose something reusable. This is not always as easy as you may think. We have grown adapt to this throw away society we live in and all the conveniences that come with it. So the question is where to start.
Bygreen have taken our first steps and our most recent is the introduction of our newest brand.
“Go Green Reusables”
The aim of this brand is to promote the Reduction of waste and the Reuse of product where we can.
The first additions to this range are reusable straws, coffee cups and drink bottles, and the stay tray. All items you can carry with you on a daily basis and reuse.
Did you know – Most Coffee Cups Are Not Recyclable
Over 1 Billion disposable coffee cups are used in Australia each year. That’s 2.7 million per day. Very few end up being recycled or commercially composted. Most end up in Landfill. Even compostable cups are rarely composted as there is little infrastructure in place and costs to transport make it unviable.
And even though made of recyclable material – Most Plastic Bottles Are Not Recycled
Out of all plastic water bottles used – only 30% are recycled. It takes over 400 000 barrels of oil per year in Australia, just to make the bottles. It takes 7 litres of water to make a 1 litre bottle. Tap water costs 1c per litre compared to bottled water costing on average $2.53 per litre.
Our mission is to provide GREEN solutions to our customers, innovating and educating through supply of sustainable eco-friendly products, that promote ONE SMALL CHANGE from every customer, in turn making ONE BIG DIFFERENCE to our planet.
So join the reusable revolution and head to our store for more information on the full range.