Plastic is amazing. Drink bottles, buckets, bags and cutlery – you name it, plastic is everywhere. It’s strong, durable and takes ages to break down. But whilst that’s great in some ways, that’s also a problem. Plastic in the ocean not only effects marine wildlife, it is also having an impact on us.
53,556 pieces of plastic litter picked up to date!
We’re aiming to pick up 100,000 plastic bottles, lids, cups, straws (and microplastics) from all around the globe – beaches, forests, road-sides, anywhere we find them. Along with others who wish to help us reach our total, and do their bit for the planet, we’re making progress – all of which is recorded in this blog post.
One of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development that we have been focussing this year is Goal 12: Responsible Consumption. Whilst the UN states have agreed to take action on responsible consumption, we also have a personal responsibility. Here are some simple steps to becoming a more responsible consumer.