05 Jun '18, 1pm

Four simple ways we can all help solve the plastic problem.

Tomorrow marks World Environment Day , with a focus on reducing the heavy burden plastic pollution places on nature, wildlife and human health. Plastic has many valuable uses, but as a global community we have become over-reliant on single-use or disposable plastic products. In fact, the United Nations reports that half of all consumer plastics are used a single time. To beat plastic pollution, we need to rethink how we design, produce and use plastic products. Here are four ways we can all make a difference: Avoid purchasing products with excess packaging: As consumers, we can all make smarter choices, such as turning down plastic straws and cutlery or reconsidering heavily packaged products in the supermarket. With enough demand, retailers and suppliers will quickly get the message and make changes for the better. Choose glass or metal drink containers over plastic: Stat...

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