Earth Day April 22nd 2018: End Plastic Pollution
This world earth day is focusing on plastics, of which 9 billion tons have been produced and 79% has ended up in landfill or in our oceans. By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean if we don't change. A third of baby albatross die from the plastic in their stomach, which their parents pick up from the sea and feed to them. Most plastics come from food packaging, but are also found in cigarette butts, tampons and panty liners, disposable coffee cups, straws. Part of the issue is safely disposing of our plastics (not down the toilet or littering but recycling where possible or in the bin), but main thing we have to do is stop producing and buying things with so much plastic in.
We're encouraging everyone to think of changing one thing - give up bottled water, take re-usable coffee cup for takeaway hot drinks, take a re-usable bag for your shopping, get milk delivered, use bars of shampoo and soap. Check out the following links for more information on how to help:
Also you can view a fantastic guide on Plastic Pollution: Single Use Plastic Impact on our Oceans: http://sloactive.com/plastic-pollution/