from Grow Do It - Album by Formidable Vegetable

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Did you know that in the Pacific Ocean there is a floating island of plastic the size of a small country!?

Think of 5 ways YOU can help to reduce the amount of plastic in the world.

Here are some ideas:

- Take your canvas bags to the market or use a cardboard box

- Refill old water bottles or carry a non-disposable one

- Buy bulk foods instead of packaged food

- Upcycle rubbish into useful things

- Wrap your lunch in biodegradable materials

- Drink out of a washable mug instead of plastic cups.

- Plan a plastic-free day/week/month/year

- Learn to say “I don’t need a bag, thanks”


There’s this stuff that’s everywhere
I can see it right here and over there
It comes from deep below the ground
And we spend a lot of time just spreading it round

I’m talkin’ bout plastic
It’s not fantastic
Cos it never ever goes away
Don’t wanna use it
We’ve got to lose it
Because otherwise it’ll be here to stay

I had this friend who got a snack
That came all wrapped up in a plastic sack
I said ‘Dude! Just nude your food!’
If it comes in plastic, take it back

Because plastic
It’s not fantastic
And it’s always gonna cost more cash
Don’t wanna use it
We’ve got to lose it
Cos it always ends up in the trash

What can you do instead of wrapping up your food in plastic?
You can refuse and say “Pretty pretty please don’t bag it”
Get a water bottle made of metal take it, make it a habit
Cos we don’t wanna end up on a desert planet swimming in plastic

Because plastic
It ain’t fantastic
And we’ve got a load of better ways
Don’t wanna use it,
We’ve got to lose it
C’mon, make today a no plastic day!


from Grow Do It - Album, released September 2, 2016
Charlie Mgee: ukulele & vocals
Mal Webb: gourd bass
Kylie Morrigan: violin
Michael Barker: drums
Spoonbill (Jim Moynihan): wonky beets & squishy phun
Dave Elliston: synth

Written by Charlie Mgee & Formidable Vegetable Sound System.

Recorded at: Twisty Pole Studios - Rotorua, NZ, Casa-del-Mal - St Kilda, VIC, Hobart, TAS.

Produced by Spoonbill & Charlie Mgee.
Mixed & mastered by Spoonbill in King Lake, VIC.

Thanks to Tasara Dewhurst for inspiring this one!


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Formidable Vegetable Fremantle, Australia

Permaculture funk-swing for a changing world.

With a wheelbarrow full of dirty electro radish-beets, crusty jazz ukulele, swingin' strings and hyperactive horns, Formidable Vegetable are here to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of future-resilience in the funkiest way possible.

"So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still"- Sydney Morning Herald.
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