MAKE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS HISTORY

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An estimated 12m tonnes of plastic enters the oceans each year!

Single use plastics are incredibly harmful to all environments and seems ridiculous to still be in wide spread global use! 

According to the Guardian, in the UK 38.5m plastic bottles are used every day – only just over half make it to recycling, while more than 16m are put into landfill, burnt or leak into the environment and oceans each day.

Plastic can take up to 500-1000 years to decompose, it can make up almost 20% of the price on the product it carries and the production of plastic water bottles uses up to double the amount of water than it contains!

The introduction just over two years ago in the U.K of a 5p charge on single-use plastic bags led to an 85% reduction in their use inside six months.

Working in the hospitality industry where single use cups, bottles and packaging is unfortunately greatly used, I feel a responsibility to try and reduce this further...

I don’t want to blindly destroy my planet in the name of convenience or comfort! I have travelled the world and sometimes the lasting image I have of somewhere is unfortunately how much plastic rubbish there was!! I really don’t want that feeling to continue...for anyone.

I want the U.K to be the first country to completely ban the use of these “convenience” plastics! 

This is a huge task but it must come with pressure from us, the consumers, not to settle for options from major companies that think we are “worthy” of such cheap and unresponsible products!

PLEASE SIGN TO HELP BAN THESE PLASTICS AND MAKE COMPANIES RE-THINK OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HOW WE CONSUME THEM!

Once you have signed please share, like and make the choice to reduce your plastic consumption where possible!

Also check out just some of the awesome humans trying to make the change around the world...

https://www.sealegacy.org/

https://www.sas.org.uk/

http://www.davidattenborough.co.uk/

 https://www.plasticoceans.org

GAURDIAN ARTICLE

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/28/a-million-a-minute-worlds-plastic-bottle-binge-as-dangerous-as-climate-change



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