To: The Ocean Basket

DURBAN, SA: OCEAN BASKET STOP USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

DURBAN, SA: OCEAN BASKET STOP USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

We urge Ocean Basket to expand its commitment to the environment by investing in biodegradable or reusable alternatives and ABANDON THE FOLLOWING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC ITEMS:

• Plastic, polystyrene and other unrecyclable containers
• Plastic bags
• Condiments in plastic sachets and/ or other in unrecyclable packaging
• Plastic-bottled drinks

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Why is this important?

The Ocean Basket made a major commitment to abandon single-use plastic straws, and we would like them to take bolder steps.

For far too long, big corporations have forced plastic packaging into our lives when we buy their products. We have been told that recycling and better waste management are the answers. But, we know that over 90% of plastic has not been recycled.

It’s time for corporations to move away from single-use plastic. The disgusting state of our coastline is one blaring example of why. Months have passed since the nurdle spill at Durban harbour, yet bits of plastic still end up on our beaches – we’re talking about a 3,000 km radius!

These plastic pellets, used to create other plastic items, would not have been at our harbour in the first place had there not been a demand for plastic.

WE ASK YOU TO CUT YOUR USAGE TO STOP THE DEMAND FOR THESE ITEMS!

The more that businesses move toward biodegradable or reusable alternatives, the cheaper they will become, and the less plastic makes its way into the environment.

South Africa

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Reasons for signing

  • I signed in this campaign because I care about Environment.
  • nous devons mener des actions concrètes afin d'arriver à un monde où il y a zéro déchet plastique.
  • We need to cut the use of any plastic in our homes and communities! These plastics are causing many environmental issues and problems and many deaths of animals and marine life. We need to do something about it now!!!

Updates

2018-04-11 05:39:49 +0200

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2018-04-06 17:53:31 +0200

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2018-04-06 17:09:48 +0200

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2018-04-03 16:14:49 +0200

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2018-04-03 08:17:31 +0200

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