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!