RILEY MAKES A MUM GO GREEN
Y O U N G e n v i r o n m e n t a l warrior Riley Rose is changing her family’s lifestyle after challenging her mum to stop using plastic shopping bags.
The State Government is set to ban single- use plastic bags next year.
Riley’s Mum Justine Goddard said her 11- year- old daughter became an environmental officer at her school, and had encouraged her to change.
“Our world is just a really great place and we need to take care of it but treating the world in the way we are now if we don’t change, eventually all the products we use will run out,” Riley said.
“If everyone can just do one thing to help the earth, it will make a really big difference.”
Mrs Goddard said her family had found bees wax fabric cloth was a replacement for plastic cling wrap, and bought sustainably- grown bamboo toothbrushes.
“She goes mad at me if I come home with plastic bags,” Mrs Goddard said.
Mrs Goddard said she had bought a 20m hose which attaches to their washing machine outlet, with the water going on to the front garden.
“She just wanted to let people know it is really easy to change one thing, but what happens is you get on this roll and before you know it you have made all these changes,” she said.