We all know that small changes for the better can make a big difference. That first cup of tea in the morning? Game changer! The millions of tonnes of plastic entering the ocean every year are killing seabirds and marine mammals. And David Attenborough is right when he says that ‘We have a responsibility, every one of us’. But knowing how we can make a difference isn’t as straightforward as it seems.
Our teabags don’t contain any plastic and we do our upmost to use the most environmentally friendly packaging available.
As a team we promote reusable cups – we even sell them on our website. We help clean up on the Common outside Pollards Farm and frequently share tips on giving up plastic include washing clothes in a wash bag to catch plastic microfibres (the cause of 30% of plastic pollution in the ocean) and using bar shampoo. But plastic’s not going away without fight, so what else can we do to help?
So we bought this accessible guide, written by the campaigner at the forefront of the anti-plastic movement, for some practical tips. And it doesn’t disappoint. Martin Dorey, anti-plastics expert, has been working to save our beaches from plastic for the past 10 years. His Beach Clean Foundation and global call to arms #2minutebeachclean has been taken up by people all over the world, and has proven that collective small actions can add up to a big difference.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what you can do to save the planet from plastic – this book’s definitely worth a read.