One couple’s mission to live plastic-freePosted on May 3, 2017 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
Cleaning up tonnes of marine debris along the Australian coastline has this couple determined to live a plastic-free life.
Days, weeks and months spent picking up marine debris along Australia’s coastline has Natalie Woods and Daniel Smith determined to live a plastic-free life.
And the founders of Clean Coast Collective are now on a mission to draw attention to the amount of plastic we use unnecessarily every day.
Three years ago the couple were both working in government jobs in Canberra, spending their weekends surfing at different beaches on the New South Wales south coast.
“We just kept noticing so much plastic rubbish everywhere, even on remote beaches,” Mr Smith said.
“Once we dug a little deeper and discovered just how bad the plastic pollution problem is, it became like a mozzie bite — we couldn’t ignore it.
Australia needs to clean up its own back yard first with simple acts like cash for containers and plastic bag bans, replacing plastic straws. These would go a long way to improving our environment, beaches, parks and road sides.