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One of the many memorable moments of last year’s (2019) Global Eco Conference was Bundaberg Regional Council’s presentation on their new program for Reducing Urban Glow (Reducing urban glow: supporting sea turtle survival using open data) Created in collaboration with university researchers, community groups, tourism organisations and other bodies, this program “aims to empower the community to make informed decisions about their use of light and take positive action to reduce urban glow.” [Bundaberg Regional Council, 2020].
Plastic is officially a world-wide environmental disaster.
In Australia alone, we have produced more plastic in the last 10 years than we did in the whole last century. We use over 9.7 billion single-use plastic bags annually and over one trillion world-wide. Over 100,000 marine mammals and 1 million seabirds die every year all over the world from ingestion or entanglement in plastic litter. Adapting and finding ways to reduce the plastic in our everyday lives is more vital than ever before. We’ve found some fast, affordable and effortless ways to reduce the plastic in your life as soon as possible.
For many people, the terms carbon neutrality, carbon offset schemes and greenhouse gases either mean the same thing or are too similar to differentiate.