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Plastic pollution: What can we do about it?

There are many ways you can take action against plastic pollution.

Here are a few to get you started!

  • Be conscious of how much you rely on plastics products and replace as many as you can with reusable options

  • Reuse and recycle plastic bottles

  • Always carry a reusable shopping bag, so as not to get caught out in the supermarket.

  • Choose loose fruit and veg without unnecessary packaging

  • Avoid beauty products containing micro beads – facial scrubs, toothpaste, body washes etc. Their small size allows them to slip through water-treatment plants and some marine animals mistake them for food. Choose natural exfoliants such as oatmeal or salt.

  • Prepare your own (healthier) lunches to avoid the need to use takeout containers and bags.

  • Purchase secondhand toys, electronic gadgets which often come lots of unnecessary packaging – visit your local charity shop and lookout for nearby jumble/car boot sales for a bargain!

  • Make your voice heard! Write a letter, send a tweet, or give your money to a more sustainable competitor to take a stand against companies not doing their bit!


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