BYOB (bring your own bottle)

marine debris, plastics, emissions
Worldwide
Tangaroa Blue
Supported by Tangaroa Blue
BYOB (bring your own bottle)
Citizens Goal: 2,500
1,425Joined

23 days to go

Ends Thu 31 Jan 2019, 12:00 am GBRT
(Great Barrier Reef Time)

  • United we are saving

    25.9k bottles

    from oceans and landfill
    Considering an average of 2 × bottles saved per Citizen per week
  • We can reallocate

    16.52t

    CO2
    The average amount of CO2 used to create and transport 25.9k bottles
  • We can redistribute

    15.5MWh

    Energy
    The average amount of raw energy used to create and transport 25.9k bottles
Tangaroa Blue
Tangaroa Blue
Dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris, one of the major environmental issues worldwide
Australia

Challenge checklist

  1. Start with bottled water and BYOB – why pay for something that comes out of the sky (and your tap) for free?
  2. Reduce wasteful bottle consumption – opt for beverages in glass bottles, cartons or cans
  3. DIY fizz – revisit the 80’s and make your own new wave of sparkling water!
  4. Support Container Deposit Schemes – these initiatives have been proven to reduce plastic containers entering the marine environment by 40%
  5. Get your friends, relatives, school or workplace to join in – when we work together everything is possible
  6. #byob – sharing is caring

Say NO thanks to plastic bottles
#byob

The Issue

Bottled water pervades our daily lives so much that it’s hard to escape. Out on a hot day or grabbing lunch on the go? That ubiquitous bottle of water is never far away. Plastic bottles are a major source of marine pollution, contribute to reef-threatening climate change in their production, and allow large corporations to profit from a free resource! It’s time to break our addiction.

The big picture

Every minute, 1.2 million single-use plastic bottles are bought around the world, equivalent to 7.9 million kgs of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere every hour.

Plastics: the Reef triple-threat

  • Marine pollution: marine life is killed by entanglement or ingesting plastic pieces
  • Climate change: its energy intensive production generates climate-warming emissions
  • Disease: coral-destroying diseases embedded in plastic are carried across the ocean

Our impact

Bringing your own bottle could save hundreds of plastic bottles from landfill every year, so imagine the collective impact of thousands of Citizens uniting across the planet! The momentum is building and businesses around the world are already committing to a plastic-free future. Let’s send a clear message to decision makers - join the plastic revolution or get left behind.

Spread the word

We would love to see what you’re doing, so don’t forget to #citizensGBR and #uniteforthereef alongside the snaps of you bicep-curling that beautiful un-bottled beverage towards your mouth. Posting about your efforts isn't bragging – you’re helping to grow our community and champion positive impact for the Reef.

With more support we can have a bigger impact

1,425citizens
250citizens
500citizens
2,500citizens
5,000citizens
  • United we are saving

    25.9k bottles

    from oceans and landfill
    Considering an average of 2 × bottles saved per Citizen per week
  • We can reallocate

    16.52t

    CO2
    The average amount of CO2 used to create and transport 25.9k bottles
  • We can redistribute

    15.5MWh

    Energy
    The average amount of raw energy used to create and transport 25.9k bottles
Share this action to make a bigger impact

Discover all the actions you could take part in

Join other Citizens and take part.