In 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea. WE WILL NOT LET THAT HAPPEN!

This month, we’ve decided to wage a war against single-use plastic items. So every second day, a Team NU member will take on ONE single-use plastic item to show that in most cases, there is simply no excuse for single use. Watch out for these 25 second clips posted on our social media accounts!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @nugrocery and help us spread the message. Like, share, comment, tweet, retweet, post and repost so this campaign reaches people who are not yet “users of reusables”.

We also want to hear from you! Share your favourite reusable and tell us your stories using the hashtag #NoExcuseForSingleUse.

This week, we’re taking on some of the most prevalent single-use items: the plastic bag, the to go coffee cup and the plastic water bottle. The numbers are staggering. Worldwide, we throw away one million plastic bags a minute. Estimates for single-use coffee cups in landfills are in the hundreds of billions per year. Only 20% of the 480 billion plastic drinking bottles that are produced every year make it to recycling – the rest ends up in landfills, incinerators, or our oceans.

The sad part is that all this waste is easy to prevent. Three magic letters: BYO. Bring your own reusable bag, cup, or bottle. Options are available. Every supermarket or department store sells reusable bags, cups and bottles. We do too, of course, and invite you to check out the “on the go” section of our online store. 🙂

There truly is #NoExcuseForSingleUse.