The Plastic Plague: How Single Use Plastics are Affecting Our Waterways

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Plastic is the plague of our times.

Single-use plastics are the biggest polluters in our waterways, along with cigarette butts. Unfortunately, the problem isn’t going to fix itself.

These plastics are killing scores of wildlife and plant life throughout rivers, lakes and oceans in and near Sydney.

It’s simply not acceptable and we need to be doing more to ensure that these plastics aren’t ending up in our precious waterways.

At Sydney City Rubbish, we know a thing or two about dealing with plastic waste. Moreover, we know what happens when this waste ends up in the wrong place.

That’s why we’re so committed to a sustainable approach to waste management, no matter the type of rubbish we’re dealing with.

Here’s our take on how single use plastics are affecting our waterways, and what you can do to help stop this plague.

Office Junk and Business Waste

In our operations, we see all sorts of office waste in Sydney.

That includes recyclables, old furniture such as desk chairs, workstations, e-waste and all manner of other pieces.

Too many organisations don’t dispose of these items properly. In the end, that means more plastic that ends up in the waterways.

Single Use Plastics

Some of that business waste is also made up of single-use plastics.

Unfortunately, when businesses don’t deal with the waste properly, the single-use plastics end up in the waterways. There, they’ll cause all sorts of havoc on the eco-system.

At Sydney City Rubbish, we can not only remove your office waste and business junk, but also educate your organisation on single-use plastics.

That’ll help to minimise the amount of plastic we’re seeing in our waterways.

Adam’s Experience

Adam D’Angelo, director of Sydney City Rubbish, knows all too well the impact of single-use plastics on our Sydney beaches.

He shares his experiences with plastic waste on Bondi Beach.

“I’ve swum in the ocean every week for the past 7 years or so and Sydney beaches are becoming progressively worse for plastic pollution. After a storm, the water is cloudy and tastes bad. There are now small bits of plastic through the sand at Bondi, Coogee and Bronte, above and below the waterline”.

“Then I come to work and see all of the rubbish that businesses and individuals throw out on a daily basis. I’m concerned with where it all goes and how little is recycled. Every time I swim, I pick up as much rubbish as I can from the sea floor and always come back with a heap of single-use plastic”.

Due to Adam’s experience, Sydney City Rubbish are now donating $10 from every rubbish removal service to Sea Shepherd. You can keep track with our progress here.

To discuss rubbish removal for your Sydney business, get in touch with Sydney City Rubbish here.

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