15cents can save 10 lives! Woolworths also charged $0.15 at the risk of offending customers, just because you can't live without a conscience
One of Australia's largest supermarkets, Woolworths announced that it will charge most customers a little more-15 cents Australian dollars. It is said that the overcharged money can save 12 lives worldwide in the next 10 months!
When I saw this news, I didn't believe it at all.
Woolworths, are you going to switch to medical profession?
You know, from 2015 to 2016, Woolworths has been trampled to death by its rival Coles.
To get customers to pay more and make such a silly decision, the boss of Coles probably has already begun to figure out the acquisition of Woolworths.
Who knows... Coles didn't take the opportunity to bite it,
On the contrary, I cherish each other with Woolworths and start collecting money!
The AUD 0.15 overcharged by the supermarket is used to buy you eco-friendly bags.
Woolworths said: From now on, in our place, plastic bags will no longer be used, and even thin bags for fruits and vegetables will be gone. You can't buy plastic bags without paying.
As soon as the news came out, the major media, whether they were local Australian media or not, began to applaud.
The most shocking thing is the local environmental protection organizations in Australia. As recently as February this year, they still complained in the media, saying that Woolworths has been one of the biggest obstacles to the implementation of "plastic restriction".
What happened in just 5 months? Let the CEO, Brad Banducci, change his mind?
Perhaps, let’s start with a small piece of surrounding news——
A news broke out in New Zealand nearby:
"Of the 9 types of fish we usually eat, 8 are long-term consumption of plastic waste."
Among the more than 1200 people who participated in the online survey, 63% said that if these fish have really eaten plastic, they will not dare to eat fish in the future
We think New Zealand is pure and pollution-free,
Unexpectedly, the sea is full of plastic garbage, and these fish are inevitable.
People who eat fish cannot avoid it.
This news, submerged in a bunch of financial events and political news, is inconspicuous, but Brad Banducci, the CEO of Woolworths supermarket, did not let it go.
Not only didn't let it go, he also went to find more information, only to find that it was not just fish. Not long ago, scientists rescued a sea turtle on the coast.
It seems to be strangling its breath and blocking its nostrils by a foreign body.
Tweezers, forceps, the scientist tried to pull out the unknown object from its nostrils, but with a slight movement, it began to bleed.
After pulling it for a full eight minutes, it pulled out a 10cm long object from its nostrils.
It turned out to be a complete plastic straw!
It's the straws that we just throw away after drinking...
Two weeks ago, a coastal cormorant hit the beach hard.
The feathers are dim in color and weak in body. People think it is an incurable disease. I opened my stomach and found out...
No fish, no shrimp, only a plastic bag full of stomach!
Count forward, the seal whose throat is tightly bound by a plastic ring and is hard to breathe.
Seabirds wrapped in plastic bags...
The 20-ton whale is desperate to die. There are 30 plastic bags in its stomach, and there is even a plastic sheet over 30 square meters...
Almost all marine species have plastic in their bodies, and even those animals that try to stay away from humans all their lives cannot escape plastic.
There is no pure land in this world.
Who could have imagined that the plastic bag once called the "greatest invention" turned into a murder weapon? Kill turtles, kill dolphins, kill fish, birds...
It only takes a few minutes to use a plastic bag, but it takes up to a thousand years to decompose a plastic bag. Because there is no effective treatment method, 79% of the world's plastics either enter the landfill or directly into the natural environment.
Some people predict that by 2050, there will be more plastic waste than fish.
Australia is a "kingdom" of rubbish.
Every year Australians consume 60 billion plastic bags,
Among them, Woolworths distributed 32 billion plastic bags!
In other words, Woolworths is an accomplice in murder.
Seeing such data, Brad Banducci couldn't sit still.
It can even be said that anyone with a conscience cannot sit still.
Therefore, even if he would lose all his pants, Brad made a bold decision:
In the next 12 months, phase out disposable plastic bags!
Even if he implemented a lot of new measures, he finally won the price war with an affordable price, defeated Coles this year, and returned to the position of the industry leader.
When announcing the news to the public, Brad felt very nervous.
Not only to implement new decisions internally, externally, but also to face the frenzied counterattack of competitor Coles, "taking advantage of the fire" big promotion...
It's like seeing oneself throwing money out.
Regret it? No regrets.
Compared to the difficulties he might encounter, seeing a sea turtle bound in a plastic ring made him feel more heartbroken.
What he didn't expect was that two hours after the announcement, Coles also immediately announced a plastic ban!
Unexpectedly, the two giants who had been torn for many years, the first time they "shaked hands and made peace" in the air were all for plastic bags.
Obviously not for profit, but for all mankind, for the conscience.
"It's so disappointing. The decision not to use plastic bags was made by a supermarket owner, not a politician."
In the voice of cheers and praise, such a sentence seemed particularly harsh.
This is really closely related to us. The garbage we create will eventually pass through the food chain and return to our body again.
Do not believe?
Unless you don’t eat or drink,Otherwise it is difficult to escape.
It's just 1 takeaway, including packing boxes, plastic bags, and disposable tableware.
After eating, the "lucky" garbage will go to the garbage dump for incineration and landfill, and others will enter the sea in various forms. The problem is: the degradation cycle of each plastic bag,At least 470 years.
By 2050, the total amount of garbage in the oceanWill exceed the total weight of all fish.
These rubbish will not only float in the sea, countless marine animals forage in it, and then humans catch seafood, and the rubbish indirectly becomes people's dishes.
Studies have shown that almost all animals now contain plastic pollutants, including the most distant species from humans.
Even the Mariana Trench, which has been regarded as a pure land and holy land, is 10911 meters deep, and PCBs, a chemical raw material that has long been banned, are found in deep-sea animals.
PCBs are still carcinogens. What's even more terrifying is that certain plastics will enter your body unknowingly. Scientists call them "plastic particles."
It is less than 2mm in diameter, which is difficult to distinguish with the naked eye. In the fish markets of California and Indonesia, a quarter of fish intestines contain plastic particles.
If the concept cannot be changed fundamentally, what is the use of a "plastic limit order"?
After asking this question, someone always asks: Everyone is using it, and plastic bags are very practical. I can't help it?
Then there is always someone who makes the disgusting plastic bag cute...
For example, the "Eatable Spoon" invented by the Indian Uncle, maxed out the media:
A 24-year-old Indian man invented an edible plastic bag from sweet potatoes, corn, and potatoes, and put it in boiling water for 15 seconds to decompose.
It is said that 2.8 million tons of plastic waste can be resolved globally every year.
Also, three edible mineral water bags invented by university students in London without plastic bottles...
"The earth is enough to supply everyone's needs, but it cannot satisfy everyone's greed."
Perhaps countless companies will still choose to squeeze forward on the wheel of profit, but Brad Banducci chose to abandon the immediate interests. Some people use a spoon or a plastic bag to prove that everyone can change the world.
After all, in front of the 83 billion tons of plastic made by oneself, everyone turned a blind eye to dig their own graves.
In that day, it’s too late to cry, but we can still help protect our planet.
1. Bring your own environmentally friendly shopping bag;
2. Carry reusable water bottles;
3. Bring your own water cup;
4. Use reusable lunch boxes;
5. Refuse to use disposable tableware;
6. Try not to use plastic bags;
7. Less takeaway;
8. Use glass jars to preserve food;
9. Share these messages with friends
Don't be lucky, everything is causal, and the pollution you cause will return to you one day.
News compiled from "Daily Mail"
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