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How many straws are estimated to be used each day in Australia?
According to Clean Up Australia, Australians use about 10 million straws every day, or 3.5 billion a year. Most are used just once - for around 15-30 minutes, after which they are thrown away! Visit https://www.cleanup.org.au/straws-no-more#:~:text=Australians%20use%20about%2010%20million,reported%20by%20Clean%20Up%20volunteers. for more information.
What is the oldest drinking straw ever recorded and who were the peoples which this straw belonged to?
3,000BC. The Sumerians (southern Iraq). The straw was laden with gold and precious blue stones.
How long does it take for a plastic shopping bag to break down?
According to the ABC plastic bags can take anywhere between 20 and 1000 years to break down. They never fully breakdown, leaving smaller pieces of plastic known as microplastics.
What are plastics made of?
Petroleum and natural gas.
Does a plastic container or package stamped with a number in a small triangle mean that it can be recycled?
NO. The numbers in the triangles are only there to indicate which type of plastic resin the containers are made of. Check with your local Council for what plastic containers they accept in the recycle bin.
Most of the plastic in the ocean comes from ships at sea?
False. Most of the plastic in the ocean comes from land, washed out through lakes, rivers and storm drains when it rains.
What are Plastic Free July's top 4 takeaway items to avoid?
Plastic bags, bottles, straws and coffee cups.
What is Litterati?
Litterati is an app you can download on your phone that allows you to take a photo of rubbish on the street, record its location and upload it. This geotag of rubbish is then used to influence companies and organisations around the world. Visit https://www.litterati.org/ to find out more.
According to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, what is the most common type of litter on this planet?
Why should we avoid buying bottled water?
According to Clean Up Australia: