Fremantle beach-front favourites Bib & Tucker are continuing their ongoing efforts to clean up plastic waste along Perth’s beaches by taking up the #Take3fortheSea initiative and offering the community an added incentive with a complimentary coffee for those who take part during March 2020.
About eight million tonnes of plastic enters the world’s oceans every year, overwhelming and polluting our eco-system through the continuous build up. Take 3 is a non-profit organisation who aims to address this problem by reducing plastic waste through their hands-on strategy of rubbish collection, as well as raising awareness of the problem through education programs delivered in schools and the wider public.
“It is evident that our community is extremely driven when it comes to keeping our beaches free of rubbish. We’ve seen this over and over with our past events and clean-up initiatives which have always proven to be a great success with lots of locals getting involved. Our team believes in taking continuous action and for me personally, as a swimmer, beachside business owner and conscientious citizen generally, I love to support movements like Take 3 for the Sea,” said co-owner Eamon Sullivan.
For the first week of March, Bib & Tucker will encourage locals and restaurant guests to get involved by adding the extra incentive of a free coffee to those who show a selfie to staff of themselves holding three pieces of rubbish from the beach using the hashtag #take3forthesea.
Remove rubbish and use social media for good by encouraging your friends and followers to pick up rubbish from waterways whenever they can!
Bib & Tucker have implemented a number of eco-friendly solutions within their business model including the use of eco-straws, biodegradable cups as well as the re-use of water and vegetable scraps along with toilets that use recycled water.
One free regular tea or coffee (babycino or hot chocolate for a child) between Monday March 2 – Sunday March 8 2020, pe r social media post clearly showing the rubbish you have picked up from the beach and using the hashtag #take3forthesea and tagging @_BibandTucker_.
The Plastic Facts
Problem: Plastic bags
– An estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used annually worldwide
– Discarded bags undertake a journey to landfills, the environment and the oceans where they pose a major threat to wildlife and other animals.
– Plastic bags are rarely recycled.
– Reusable shopping bags are readily available and can be used hundreds of times over and over again.
– Use reminders to take your reusable bags with you when you go shopping,or leave bags in your car or at your front door.
Problem: Plastic bottles
– More than 1 million plastic bottles are purchased every minute around the world.
– Single-use plastic water bottles are a major source of pollution, clog landfills and require large amounts of energy and water to make and transport.
– Refuse plastic bottles and seek reusable alternatives.
– Don’t drink bottled water, instead purchase a quality reusable drink bottle and source healthy drinking water from the tap or bulk sources.
Problem: Coffee Cups
– Around 500 billion disposable coffee cups are produced each year.
– Paper and cardboard coffee cups have a thin plastic lining to prevent liquids leaking, making them difficult to recycle.
– The lids of disposable coffee cups are made from varying types of single-use plastic and are rarely recycled, they are instead sent to landfill, are burnt or end up in the environment
– If you are having your drink ‘to go’ use a reusable cup or otherwise, slow down and have your drink in-house using a ceramic cup.
– Talk with your local cafe about what they are doing to reduce coffee cup waste.
About Take 3:
Take 3 is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that was founded in 2009 by Amanda Marechal, Roberta Dixon-Valk and Tim Silverwood on the Central Coast of NSW. Take 3 is a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR-1) status with a mission to reduce plastic pollution through education and participation. Take 3 deliver education programs in schools, communities and online to reduce plastic pollution & waste and promote the transition to a circular economy.
Their message is simple: Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway… or anywhere!
More info via www.take3.org