Take 3 is an award-winning charity tackling plastic pollution through education programs, clean ups and global campaigns.
Project implemented: October, 2009
To conserve the environment and protect wildlife from the impacts of plastic pollution and waste.
Take 3 reminds everyone to participate in small, simple actions that make a positive difference to the health of our planet.
Behaviour change starts with awareness - plastic pollution harms marine life & contaminates oceans, food, water and air.
People taking simple daily actions to reduce plastic pollution through #Take3fortheSea and other programs.
Assess your plastic footprint. Identify & refuse single use plastics - vote with your wallet and promote a circular economy.
Corporate, community & school clean ups are an effective way to highlight the problem of plastics and collect valuable data.
Take 3’s global online community creates a shared sense of purpose, and unites people with a shared love of the ocean.
Sharing Take 3’s stories and achievements helps to deliver a sustainable message to people from all walks of life.
Waste Reduction: Take 3’s followers were asked if the Take 3 message has led to them reducing their use of single-use plastic – 98.3% indicated it had, with 55.1% indicating it had by a significant extent.
Sustainability: Take 3’s followers were asked if the Take 3 message had led them to becoming more engaged in broader sustainability issues (such as overfishing, recycling or climate change) – 96.3% indicated it had, with 51.2% indicating it had by a significant extent.
Sharing: Take 3’s followers were asked to what extent they shared the Take 3 message with others – 97.7% indicating they did with, 63.8% which indicating they did so by a significant extent.
Take 3 is leading the way to a future free from plastic pollution with its programs, campaigns and simple call to action:
Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere and you have made a difference.
Take 3 works in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders to increase awareness and remove plastic pollution, promote waste avoidance and reduction, prevent sources of pollution and promote a circular economy. Take 3 is committed to partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, people and communities to achieve this goal.
Since 2009, Take 3 has developed and delivered education programs to schools, universities, surf life saving clubs, corporates and communities around Australia; directly educating over 500,000 students and over 100,000 community members. The Take 3 community currently numbers over 340,0000 social media followers in 129 different countries who remove over 10 million littered items annually.