In July, when we finally docked the Plastiki in Sydney harbor, I visited Kambala Girls School to share stories of the Plastiki expedition and the problem plastic is causing to the health of the ocean. We talked about how we can work towards reducing some of the 20billion tonnes of plastic that enters the sea each year. It was decided that single
use plastic, such as the water bottle, is really a dumb use of material – an item that last in our hands for 5 minutes but on the planet for over 500 years.
Kamabala have now worked on their mission and installed water fountains, which means they have now banned the use of PET drinks bottles and polystyrene cups.
Nice work ladies!