The activities and waste of urban dwellers have a significant impact on the Australian environment. Every minute people use and throw away materials that impact wildlife and human health, plastic being one of the biggest culprits.
The benefits of plastic are undeniable. The material is cheap, lightweight and easy to make. These qualities have led to a boom in the production of plastic over the past century. Much of the plastic we produce is designed to be thrown away after being used only once. As a result, plastic packaging accounts for about half of the plastic waste in the world. Luckily, each of us has the power to change the way we use and dispose of plastics.
If you can’t reuse it, refuse it
Margaret Mossakowska is just one of the trailblazing and passionate educators who hosts workshops as part of the The Sustainable Living Series at The Calyx. These workshops are designed to not only help people reconnect with nature, but to also teach practical skills through a variety of lessons including beekeeping and fermenting.
Margaret is one of the few people we know who could truly live off the land while making it look effortless. In one of the demonstrations she showed us how to make a delicious salad out of weeds commonly found in backyards across Sydney - yes weeds! Here are a few simple tips from the plastic-free guru herself that will have you living a more sustainable lifestyle in no time.