Plastic Less Location: Away

Plastic Less Location: Away

There is no place called "away" so where does it go when you throw it, erm ... away? It's ending up in the sea that's where. There are five big patches of garbage swirling about in the oceans. It's disgusting and what's more it's killing our wildlife and ending up in our seafood. We don't know about you, but we've never looked at a piece of plastic and though "ooh that looks so delicious".

A square badge with a cotton buds over a toilet in the center with the words: Plastic Less Location: Away

Dispose of cotton buds properly.

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Plastic beach

MIDWAY JOURNEY - Plastic Beach

Like beaches all over the world ...
3 minutes


Where is the right place to dispose of them?

Oh, you still want to use them? If your Council can recycle them in the recycling. If they can't then in the bin that goes to landfill.

Why are they made with plastic anyway, isn't there a better solution?

Don't know why - it's cheap and easy? There are better solutions out there - we've listed a few in the "Where can I get one of those ..." section

Beware of

Plastic beaches

Look out for the little plastic stems from cotton buds the next time you are at the beach.

How the points breakdown

  • Travel
  • Food
  • Pollution and waste
  • Energy
  • Animal rights
  • Human rights
  • Education and culture
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Water
  • Land and community
  • Finance
  • Building
  • Biodiversity

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Do it again?

You can do this quest as many times as you like. The more times you repeat this quest, the more badges and points you will get!


This quest is part of the ocean-plastic collection.

Where can I get one of those ...

We can't guarantee that any items will be found on the "shared" or "used" sites but it has to be worth a look doesn't it? We haven't listed all of the possible places you could find these things and advise you to do your own research. Always use your common sense when making things, buying previously owned products or sharing things, or indeed buying stuff for that matter ... * An affiliate link. For more information see How this site is funded.

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