I bring your attention to the plastic elephant in the room.
Let’s take a minute to think about online food ordering services like:-
- Uber Eats
Let’s calculate container consumption for the year.
Let’s look at my mate Johnny, he’s a single male, works hard, hits the gym regularly and has a pretty active social life. He finds himself ordering 2-3 evening meals a week. Often that might be a single tasty dish, some rice. sometimes an entree.
So that’s already 9 containers per week or 468 containers per year.
Johnny after 1 year alone has stacked all his containers next to each other, which is the same length of an Olympic swimming pool!
Now imagine a family.
Multiple this by 4 now we’re at 1872 containers per year.
If I did the same you would do one entire lap around an Olympic run track.
Now quickly apply this to 1 single suburb in Sydney like Randwick. If everyone did this we would do 1 lap around the Earth!
If the entire population of Australia did this, we could do 192 laps of earth or travel to the Moon and back 20 times.
That’s a 95km/h drive for 20 years non-stop!
If the entire planet did this we’re talking 20 trips to the SUN.
Based on ONE meal in the day
Astronomer Fred Hoyle was the first to point out that if you could drive a car upwards at 95km/h (60mph), it would only take about an hour to get into space. To get to the Moon would take a little longer though, since it’s 400,000km (250,000 miles) away – around 10 times the circumference of the Earth. So it would take as long as driving around the world 10 times – just under six months.