Join the fight against plastic pollution!
We are now producing nearly 300,000,000 tonnes of plastic every year – equivalent to the weight of all of the adults on the planet!
50% of this is used just once and thrown away and more than 8,000,000 tonnes is dumped into our oceans – killing marine life and threatening precious ecosystems.
Unless we act now, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050!
What can we do about it?
Here in Merton, you can join the fight against plastic pollution by supporting Sustainable Merton’s #PlasticFreeMerton campaign to REDUCE single use plastics in the borough – creating less waste and recycling.
Led by Sustainable Merton’s Community Champions, the campaign will seek to support residents in reducing the amount of plastic waste they produce, and encourage businesses to do the same.
Join Our Plastic Free Weekly Challenges
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to join our #PlasticFreeMerton weekly challenges and reduce your use of throwaway plastics.
1) Remember your reusable mug!
Pret are now offering a 50p discount for customers who bring their own cup. Sustainable Merton’s Amy was chuffed with her bargain latte : )
Grab your mugs, recruit your friends, and tag us in your challenge pics using the hashtag #PlasticFreeMerton.