Channel 7 just showed an article on a family who tried to live plastic free for a year. They reduced their plastic consumption down to just 3kg of plastic which is about 20 times better than the average family.
Unfortunately the message of why did not get across. It was all about how hard it was and not why we need to do it. Bit of a shame as this family has set a standard we should all follow.
Please visit her website at http://plasticfreelifestyle.com/
Watch the below video for more details on why however be aware that the latest findings are not a ratio of 6:1 pieces of plastic to plankton, it is now up to 45:1. And also remember that there are actually 5 of these gyres, not one.