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To: John Humphreys - Owner and Brandon Thomas - Owner
DURBAN, SA: ZACK'S STOP USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
We urge Zack's to invest in biodegradable or reusable alternatives to the single-use plastic items in your branches. ABANDON THE FOLLOWING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC:
• Plastic straws
• Plastic, polystyrene and other unrecyclable containers
• Plastic lids
• Plastic bags
• Plastic-bottled drinks
Why is this important?
A look around the polluted environment surrounding Zack's branches is all that is needed to understand why it is important for your business to become single-use plastic free.
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.