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Our single use, minute by minute lifestyle is having a serious and long term impact on the world. It doesn't have to.
The problem with plastic
Plastic is so ingrained in our everyday lives that it can be difficult to avoid. Challenge yourself with Plastic Free July, and find out how to avoid the pitfalls of plastic.
Only 8% of plastic is recycled worldwide
Chemicals leach from plastic into our food and drinks, creating worrying concerns for our health.
Microfibre contamination from plastic clothing affects 83% of the world's water supply.
Plastics are reaching the shores of uninhabited islands, and creating rubbish dumps in the sea.
Sea birds are getting stuck in plastic debris, and are regularly eating it as it emits a smell like food.
Go plastic free
What else can I do?
Work out how much waste you create in a week. Simply store up all the plastics you use for a week. With your plastic stash, see: