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Plastic: It All Adds Up

Plastic is choking our ocean and by 2050 will outweigh fish.

The actions we take as individuals and as a community together add up and can make a real difference to the plastic adding up in our oceans.

Head to the CAFNEC Marine Team website to find out about our new initiative:

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 The Cafnec Marine Response Team have declared a war on single use plastic!

In June, the Cafnec Marine Response Team (MRT) launched their newest campaign – ‘Plastic: It All Adds Up’. Waging a war on single-use plastic, the overall aims of the campaign are to achieve a ban on plastic bags in the Cairns region and to have a container deposit scheme available to FNQ residents. We had some fabulous news in late July that Queensland will receive a container deposit scheme from 2018 so perhaps the team will now pick an extra goal to push for!

The idea behind the campaign is that the actions we take as individuals and as a community together add up and can make a real difference to the plastic adding up in our oceans. This year alone a whopping 9 million tonnes of plastic will enter the world’s oceans and it is estimated that plastic will outweigh fish in our oceans by 2050. These are damning statistics and we are hoping that the ‘It all adds up’ campaign can have an impact by raising awareness in the local community of plastic pollution and its impact on our oceans and marine life.

Our first adventure on the campaign was ‘Plastic Free July’ which went off with a bang – read more by heading to the Cafnec Marine Response Team website where you’ll find updates on Plastic Free July, blogs on plastic free living, resources and more!

 

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