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Falklands prepares for the Big Plastic Count, starting next week

Monday, May 16th 2022 - 01:16 UTC
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Plastic waste is even more important issue in the Falklands than the UK, as it is not able to be recycled. This means the majority of plastic ends up in landfill. Plastic waste is even more important issue in the Falklands than the UK, as it is not able to be recycled. This means the majority of plastic ends up in landfill.

Next week (16th-22nd May), Falkland Islands residents should consider taking part in Falkland Conservation’s Big Plastic Count. Inspired by Greenpeace's plastic count in the UK, Falklands Conservation are launching an island-wide survey with the aim of recording all plastic used by Falklands residents in just one week.

GreenPeace, in partnership with Everyday Plastic, decided to begin the UK’s Big Plastic Count, which also takes place next week, in order to push the government to take more action to combat plastic waste.

Falklands Conservation took this idea, seeing it as an opportunity to discover how much plastic waste the population create. Plastic waste is perhaps an even more important issue in the Falklands than the UK, as it is not able to be recycled in the Islands. This means the majority of plastic ends up in landfill.

To take part, all that residents have to do is log all the plastic that they throw away in one week into a form, and then send the form (via email, or to the offices on Ross Road) at the end of the week, so that Conservation can assess the results.

For more information, including the plastic count form, visit the Falklands Conservation website.

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  • Jo Bloggs

    Family Bloggs will not be partaking.

    May 17th, 2022 - 10:07 pm 0
  • Tænk

    Mr. Jo Bloggs...

    I agree 100% with your missus decision...

    In the case of them remote, outlying Malvinas such People's Conscientization PR Gimmick makes absolutely *no sense...
    *(Other than irritate reasonable folks..., that is...)

    If the Malvinas Conservation needs to...: “discover how much plastic waste the population creates” they can just ask the FIG(leaf)...

    They know exactly what products come into them windblown Islands..., don't they...
    (Cross-Border trade & smuggling being..., by force..., insignificant... :-)

    Chuckle...,chuckle...

    May 18th, 2022 - 03:52 pm 0
  • Monkeymagic

    Think

    I thought this article was about you, then I saw the “o”.

    May 18th, 2022 - 07:46 pm 0
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