We’re excited to announce we’re the brand new Australian sellers for U-Konserve, a reusable meals storage model primarily based out of Sausalito, California. U-Konserve is the pioneer supplier of waste-free meals storage and gives silicone-topped stainless-steel containers, and waste-free equipment to assist cut back single-use plastic related to lunches, takeout, journey, outside adventures, bulk procuring, and household leftovers. As a Licensed B Company and member of 1% for the Planet, U-Konserve is utilizing enterprise for good by making a optimistic affect on workers, communities, and the atmosphere. U-Konserve’s vary of plastic-free reusable meals storage containers has one thing for the entire household.
Lengthy earlier than zero-waste dwelling was making headlines, U-Konserve was creating merchandise to assist folks dwell a zero-waste life-style. On common, Australians use 130kg of plastic per individual annually. Lower than 12% of that’s recycled. Extra scary nonetheless, as much as 130,000 tonnes of plastic will discover its manner into our waterways and into the ocean. As soon as within the ocean, it endangers our marine wildlife. Research have additionally proven that it has begun to enter the meals chain and find yourself on our plates. Plastic is an extremely versatile materials, made to be sturdy and sturdy. Sadly, most plastics are made for use as soon as earlier than being discarded. They’re handy for a couple of minutes, however typically find yourself in landfills, by the perimeters of roads, as litter in parks and floating in our oceans for a whole bunch of years earlier than breaking down into microplastics.
The reality is, plastic is in all places and it doesn’t disappear. However collectively, we will repair this pressing waste disaster now. A few of our state and territory politicians are displaying nice management in serving to to beat plastic air pollution. However there may be nonetheless much more to be accomplished. Together with addressing the persistently most littered merchandise in Australia, cigarette butts.
Following a cascade of state-led bulletins concerning a phase-out of single-use plastics, Australia has lastly agreed upon a nationwide strategy! A current assembly between the nation’s Atmosphere Ministers produced the Nationwide Plastics Plan 2021, which can see all single-use plastics phased out by 2025.
South Australia, Queensland and the ACT had been the primary states to ban sure single-use plastics, which has been working efficiently since 2021. Victoria and Western Australia will section out sure single-use plastics by 2023. So, there’s positively motion taking place on a nationwide scale — however this coverage plan will assist to kickstart the phase-out course of for New South Wales, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.