04 Sep '17, 8am

9 ways to reduce your plastic use

We’ve all seen the headlines about the huge environmental problems caused by single-use plastics. Governments and corporations have a responsibility to take action – but what can we do to cut down our personal plastic footprints ? Here’s our 9 top tips: 1. Carry a reusable bottle In the UK we use over 35 million plastic bottles every year! Carrying a reusable bottle is a great way to cut your plastic use and save money too! There’s even an app that tells you where you can refill your bottle for free! 2. Say no to plastic straws Plastic straws are bad news for our oceans. Next time you order a drink, think about whether you need a straw – and if you don’t, just say no! You can also ask your local pub to stop adding straws to drinks as standard and offer paper straws to those who want one – more info here. 3. Take a reusable coffee cup 2.5 billion coffee cups are thrown away...

Full article: https://greenpeace.org.uk/9-ways-reduce-plastic-use/

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