Beyond Plastic Bermuda [BPB] announced the launch of its new website “designed to educate the community on the perils of single-use plastics [SUPs] – its detrimental effects on both the environment and our health – as well as provide helpful information and resources to assist everyone in moving away from single-use plastics.”
A spokesperson said, “Beyond Plastic Bermuda’s goal is to encourage innovation and public/private partnerships to create a sustainable models for a reduction in single-use plastics.
“The Government’s intention is to ban twelve categories of items; whilst not an easy change, it is a vital one for the community. Bermuda has the opportunity to become a world leader in demonstrating how a community can live plastic free which will not only clean up the environment and improve our health but, also be attractive to travelers who seek out healthy and sustainable destinations.
“BPB encourages the community to start reducing their single-use plastic consumption, even if one item at a time. Begin by saying no to plastic bags, cutlery and sachets in take-out orders, plastic water and drink bottles, coffee cups and pods. The group urge the public to visit the new website and see the many alternatives that can be used to substitute for SUPs and the simple swaps that can be made.
“The new website also offers well researched information on plastics, the latest news and scientific discoveries. In addition, corporate, retail and food businesses can sign-up on the website to be become BPB Champions by reviewing their individual requirements to earn champion status. Businesses will be awarded a BPB Champion badge to feature at their place of business, online on social media and websites as well as receive promotion of their business by BPB.
“To assist businesses BPB are pleased to offer Lunch & Learn sessions, where the group will present either a webinar or in-house introduction on the perils of single-use plastic to staff. These sessions can be booked by e-mailing email@example.com.”
Katie Berry, of BPB added, “We are keen to assist anyone trying to move beyond plastic and say no to single-use plastic. Our new website is a key resource for anyone, individual or business, ready to make the shift. Our lives depend upon getting rid of single-use plastics! It’s really bad for the environment and terrible for our health. We also thank CG for their generous sponsorship of our website development.”
You can visit their new website at Beyondplastic.bm.