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Environmental Awareness: Plastic Pollution in Australia

Mon, October 13, 2014 10:00 pm Broadcast in Environment

Environmental Awareness: Plastic Pollution in Australia with Elizabeth

Elizabeth has worked as a Liver Intensive Care Nurse and has returned to
her studies, this time in the area of Sustainability at University of
Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. During a merging of two
assignments that concerned water extraction for the bottled water
industry and the ingestment of plastics by sea mammals and birds she
decided to approach the senior management of the university and make
formal presentations to phase out and subsequently ban the sale of water
housed in Polyethylene terephthalate at the University. She was
successful making her uni the 1st in Queensland and only the 2nd in
Australia to ban the sale of water in P.E .T. This will result in a
massive reduction of carbon emissions. The university has installed 3
ProAcqua machines the greatest innovation of water vends that ever have
been invented. In 2014 she travelled to Cambodia with the University and
was asked by the Minister of Tourism to advise on plastic pollution
there. Her work to communicate the dangers of this issue has been
enhanced by her steady efforts to connect with other interested people
including, experts in the broad field of plastic pollution. She actively
picks up plastic pollution and volunteers for the Two Hand Project and
applauds anyone who picks up plastics. She has for 30 years actively
practiced Nichiren Buddhism. Together with her family, Elizabeth enjoys
life on a Land for Wildlife property where marsupials, birds and aquatic
life live freely in the Hinterland of South East Queensland.

To contact Elizabeth email her at e_b043@student.usc.edu.au


Environmental Awareness: Plastic Pollution in Australia

29. Dezember 2014