Solutions & the future
What's needed to fix the plastic problem, and what does the future hold?
I t’s never been more important than NOW for solutions to the plastic pollution problem. But how easy is it to turn the plastic tide given that it is such a huge problem – is it even possible?
We hope it is, and wherever there is hope, there is a chance. So, we are optimistic that if we all do our bit towards finding a fix to the plastic pollution problem, we will get out of this self-inflicted mess.
It’s going to take scientists, engineers, TV presenters politicians, teachers to do their bit, as well as the everyday person on the street – which includes you, no matter who you are and regardless of your age.
We all have to be in it together. Only then will we have a fighting chance.
We owe it to ourselves but more importantly the innocent wildlife with whom we share this planet.
Below is a compilation of resources we think will be helpful to anyone wanting to learn about what some of the solutions might be, as well as what the future might hold.
We are all the solution
“It is one world. And it’s in our care. For the first time in the history of humanity, for the first time in 500 million years, one species has the future in the palm of its hands. I just hope he realises that that is the case”
Sir David Attenborough
Packs of resources to help save you time.
Here are five easy ways you can reduce how much single-use plastic you use.Read More
Big corporations that use billions of tonnes of single-use plastic a year globally are a BIG part of the single-use plastic disaster, but as this video shows, when shareholders demand…Read More
‘Cora Ball’ was inspired by corals that filter ocean water. This laundry ball will help capture microfibres when you do your laundry. It can even pick up hair. This nature-inspired…Read More
A pdf – perfect for use as a poster – showing some easy ways to reduce the amount of plastic waste you generate in your everyday life.DOWNLOAD
Use one of your t-shirts to make a customised bag for life that no-one else will have. Download this PDF, it has all the instructions!DOWNLOAD
David Luke make Eco school uniforms from plastic bottles, turning waste into up cycled stylish and practical clothing. This film shows how they now have the ability to make sweatshirts, cardigans,…Read More
Could reusable water bottles with built-in purification filters offer more than just a travel solution? Would their use reduce the number of plastic bottles sold and littered? Find out more…Read More
Be Plastic Clever We all have a part to play in contributing towards turning the plastic tide. In our TEDx talk at Exeter, Kids Against Plastic set out their Plastic…Read More
An excellent video by Algalita a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of the marine environment. The video covers plastic (as a material) the issues associated with plastic pollution, and some…Read More
Will McCallum, head of Greenpeace UK Oceans, gives us his five steps to becoming plastic free.DOWNLOAD
Kids Against Plastic share exclusive interview footage with Steve Backshall, Simon Reeve, Sylvia Earle and more, shot at the brilliantly inspirational Steppes Beyond Festival 2017 at the Royal Geographical Society –…Read More
A short film made by Kids Against Plastic explain some of the issues with single-use plastic and why we all need to do something about it. Please note: the website…Read More
Seventeen-year-old Edgar Edmund has made a business out of turning waste plastic into bricks.Read More
David Attenborough reinforces the message that the best solution to the problem of plastics is a combined and sustained effort by EVERYONE.Read More
Emily Penn is an oceans advocate and works tirelessly to search for solutions to the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans.Read More
In May 2018, a 120-meter section of the world’s first ocean cleanup system was towed out of San Francisco Bay into the Pacific to conduct a two-week tow test.Read More
The Ocean Cleanup project: one of the most ambitious but much needed solutions to the global issue of plastic pollution.Read More