Plastic pollution is cluttering our oceans at an alarming rate, with eight million tonnes of plastic ending up in the sea every year.
With the government wanting the UK to be recycling at least 50 per cent of household waste, there’s plenty we can do to help by making just a few small changes.
Recycling experts Junk Hunters have identified 10 simple things you can do at home to reduce your plastic waste and help our planet.
1. Think before you buy
Really think about your shopping list and avoid buying single-use plastics like water bottles – instead buy one you can use again. Avoid packaged goods such as fruit and veg and opt for produce from the fresh section.
2. Use a reusable bag
It’s easy to forget to bring yours and then having to buy a 5p plastic bag each time you do a shop, which is also really bad for the environment. Keep it in the car or fold it up in your everyday handbag and it’ll be there ready for next time.
From Harper’s Bazaar UK