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130,000 tonnes of Australian plastic ends up in our waterways and oceans every year. This problem is in your hands.
Take 3’s Choose Nude campaign encourages people to buy ‘nude’ produce in July, instead of produce wrapped in unnecessary plastic packages, bags or wraps.
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Post production by Suriya Black
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Single-use plastics are plastic items that are used once, then thrown away. These include, but are not limited to plastic water bottles, plastic bags, plastic straws, takeaway coffee cups and takeaway food containers.
Single-use plastic items are lightweight, cheap to produce and readily available. They are sold rapidly and discarded after being used for 12 minutes on average. Once thrown away, these items sit in landfill or float in our oceans for hundreds of years – they never go ‘away’. Single-use items are the most common plastic items found that pollute our oceans and waterways.
Around the world, it’s estimated that 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used annually and 500 billion takeaway coffee cups are produced every year. Check out all of Take 3’s Plastic Facts here.
Take 3’s Choose Nude campaign for Plastic Free July proudly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGS are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are part of UN Resolution 70/1, the 2030 Agenda.
SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption
Worldwide consumption and production — a driving force of the global economy — rest on the use of the natural environment and resources in a way that continues to have destructive impacts on the planet. Economic and social progress over the last century has been accompanied by environmental degradation that is endangering the very systems on which our future development — indeed, our very survival — depends.
When you choose nude foods, you are supporting a responsible production and consumption and helping to ensure a sustainable future for our planet.
SDG 14: Life Below Water
The ocean drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea.
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. However, at the current time, there is a continuous deterioration of coastal waters owing to pollution, and ocean acidification is having an adversarial effect on the functioning of ecosystems and biodiversity.
Saving our ocean must remain a priority. Marine health and biodiversity is critical to the health of people and our planet.
Take 3 programs and campaigns address SDG 14 through educating participants about the problem and inspiring them to be part of the solution. Take 3 has educated over 370,000 students about plastic pollution and waste, inspiring and equipping them with the tools they need to make positive change. Take 3 school education programs see on average, a 92% reduction in school playground pollution post program. Take 3 has sparked a global clean-up movement in 129 countries through its #Take3fortheSea campaign, which has removed over 30 million pieces of rubbish from the environment, and counting.