In the UK we use more than 35 million plastic bottles every year. A simple way of reducing that number is to carry a reusable bottle with you everyday and the added bonus is that it will save you money too. In fact, there’s an app which actually tells you where you can refill your bottle for free.
2: Refuse plastic straws:
Plastic straws are one of the top 10 items found in beach clean ups so unless it’s a paper version going in your drink, say no.
3: Use material bags:
Since the 5p charge was introduced for plastic bags in England, there’s been a 85% drop in their use.
4: Buy loose:
Whether it’s fruit, veg or tins of beans, buying them loose means you avoid the plastic packaging that keeps them all together in a multipack.
If you want to read more about how to cut down on the use of plastic, check out this BBC newsreport.