Cody Simpson is ditching all single-use plastic for at least 10 days and he’s hoping you’ll do the same.
The Aussie singer who’s also an Oceans Advocate for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has announced the #NoPlasticChallenge which happens to coincide with the UN’s Climate Conference taking place in Madrid right now – yep, the same one climate activist Greta Thunberg has sailed across the Atlantic for!
In an Insta post, Cody explains: “Single-use plastic has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 minutes but can take over 1,000 years to disintegrate.”
“Much of it ends up in our oceans and the convenience is not worth the cost,” he continues. “I challenge myself and the rest of you to live entirely without plastics for 10 days.”
According to the UNDP, plastic production reached 396 million metric tons in 2016, which is the equivalent of 53 kilograms of plastic for each person on the planet! The campaign is about re-thinking how much plastic we use everyday and cutting it out where we can.
Cody ends the post by asking, “Are you in?”
Well… are you?
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#COP25, widely known as the @UN Climate Change Conference is currently happening in #Madrid from 2-13 December. Our Ocean Advocate @CodySimpson has challenged himself to #ZeroPlastic for 10 days. Follow his journey and take the #NoPlasticChallenge yourself! In 2016, plastic production reached 396 million metric tons. That’s equivalent to 53 kilograms of plastic for each person on the planet. Tiny microplastics and even nano-plastics are in the food we eat, in the clothes we wear, in the rugs in our homes, works and public places, and even the air we breathe. To beat plastic pollution, we need both institutional action from governments and companies. But we also need to re-think our relationship with plastic, find parts of our routine where we can do #ZeroPlastic easily, and where we need to buddy up with friends, family and coworkers to go #plasticfree. #PlasticPollution #MarinePollution #Pollution #10DayChallenge #Plasticfree #Ocean #Nature #savetheplanet #savetheocean