I am proud to support Sky Ocean Rescue's #PassOnPlastic campaign which encourages everyone to make small changes in their lives that will collectively make a huge difference to the planet.
Did you know:
5 trillion pieces of plastic can be found in the world's oceans, with 8 millions tonnes more ending up there every year (Source: PLOS).
By 2050, it has been predicted that the plastic in the oceans could weigh more than all the fish (Source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation).
Micro-plastics have been found inside a third of fish in the English Channel (Source: Plymouth University).
40% of all plastic in Europe is only used once. Less than half of the 13 million plastic bottles that are sold in Britain each year are recycled (Source: Plastics Europe).
How to #PassOnPlastic:
- Use a bag for life,
- Buy fruit and veg loose,
- Use refillable water bottles,
- Buy cotton buds with cardboard stems,
- Take your travel mug to the coffee shop,
- Give up plastic cutlery,
- Swap your wet wipe for a flannel,
- Stop using straws or use friendly alternatives.