So how can we help?
Although recycling is great, it will never be able to combat the rapid expansion of the current consumption. To start a stand against plastic pollution, we can refuse, reduce and reuse
Simply, say no. Kindly decline if someone dunks a plastic straw in a drink, or pops purchases in a plastic bag, or even hands out a cheap freebie plastic pen on the high street. The more we accept plastic, the more demand there is for this unsustainable product.
Opt to put your fruit and veg straight in the trolley without bagging it in finickity plastic sacks. Choose products that aren’t wrapped up in a multitude of excess plastic. Try using an eco-friendly beeswax wrap rather than cling film. Simply put, try to reduce the amount of plastic in your life
Bring your own cloth bag to the market, take a stainless steel food container for a lunch box or replace your plastic water bottles with a BPA free reusable bottle. This can be extended to reusing (and repairing) clothing. Admittedly, we all have too much, and once we tire of something, don’t bin it – donate it to a friend. If a top has a hole in it, hone your sewing skills, and stitch it up.