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Matrix Thomason
Matrix Thomason Campaign leader

This story highlights the effects of how plastic pollution is slowly killing our Great Barrier Reef.

Marine plastic pollution and how you can help - Barrier Reef Australia

Reduce your use of single-use There are plenty of alternatives to single-use plastics: re-useable shopping bags versus the plastic grey ones. Reusable Keep Cups versus single-use plastic-lined takeaway coffee cups and their plastic lids. Sipping from a glass instead of through plastic straws. Reusable Tupperware containers…Read More
Matrix Thomason
Matrix Thomason Campaign leader

This news article explains how we made and depend on plastic but now we’re drowning in it and that we should be grateful our older…Read More

We Depend On Plastic. Now, We’re Drowning in It.

This story is part of Planet or Plastic?—our multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic waste crisis. Learn what you can do to reduce your own single-use plastics, and take your pledge. Read this story and more in the June 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine. If plastic had been invented when the Pilgrims…Read More
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