The pressure to reduce and ban single-use plastics has been growing for some time. Campaigns such as Plastic Free July, #BanTheBag and the ABC’s War on Waste have grown awareness and gathered widespread support from the Australian public. Single-use items such as plastic straws, water bottles, disposable cups and plastic bags are being targeted to be phased out and replaced with reusable, environmentally friendly options. For too long these single-use plastics, a convenience, have become so ingrained in our world and throwaway culture that often people don’t think twice about the impacts of them.
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