‘Think about it. Why would you make something that you’re going to use for a few minutes, out of a material that’s basically going to last forever, and then you’re just going to throw it away. What’s up with that?’
Why do we focus on single-use plastic? Plastic never bio-degrades. Every piece ever made lasts forever! It is suspected to cause cancer, infertility, and many other diseases and it poses a serious threat to our health and that of future generations. Petroleum based plastics pollute the air, water, and food that we need to survive.
But we can make a huge difference if we come together and act now. We do not need to rely on Single-Use Plastic.
The Watertree Planet-Safe Challenge is designed to slowly change people’s lifestyles to show that living without plastic is not hard. It just requires a bit of work and a change in mind-set.
We believe that once you make the lifestyle choice and make the effort to start avoiding single-use plastic, you will realise just how much single-use plastic we use in our daily lives.
Take the Watertree Planet-Safe Challenge by refusing single-use plastics knowing that you are acting as a positive role model and influence on others. We use the hash tag #IDIDTHERIGHTTHING to tie our community together.
Challenge yourself to avoid using single- use plastics by completing the challenge below. Post your success on social media to spread the word! #IDIDTHERIGHTTHING
Cut out of your life for 7 days one of the single-use plastics from the list below. Week 2 choose a second item. Week 3, a third item and so on.
The campaign will launch on Earth Day - 22 April 2020 - but you can start on any date following this.
Simply stop using a single-use plastic each week as outlined above.
Document your solution to living without single-use plastic and post it on social media using the tag #IDIDTHERIGHTTHING. Complete the challenge and share your success with us at The Watertree Project and we will send you an I DID THE RIGHT THING memento.
Everyone is encouraged to take the Plasticee Challenge and to participate in our social media campaigns. Get your friends, family, teachers and neighbours to sign-up.