Single use plastic waste – 23rd May 2021

You may have seen in the news this week a report about a recent study into the production and use of single-use plastic.

Countries were ranked according to the amount of single-use plastic waste per person

The top 5 were:
1. Australia – 60kg per person per year
2. USA – 55kg per person per year
3. S Korea – 45kg per person per year
4. UK – 44kg per person per year
5. Japan – 40kg per person per year

The report also concluded that more than 50% of all single-use plastic in the world is produced by only 20 companies.

If you would like to know more the full report can be read here:

What change could you make this week to reduce your plastic waste?

Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Repair, Recycle!