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Sounds of the Sea reveal ocean plastic pollution

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Saturday 21st September 2019 is World Clean Up Day, an event that mobilises millions of people across 157 countries to clean up litter from beautiful natural places, in an effort to rid our planet of rubbish. The epic 36-hour wave of green action coordinates clean up events at beaches, parks, rivers, and forests – from New Zealand to Hawaii – …

9 ways to reduce plastic in your school

9 ways to reduce plastic in your school

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The recent wave of awareness about plastic pollution has led many schools to notice how much plastic waste they create, and to question whether this is an acceptable legacy to pass onto their students, our next generation. With plastic, there is no ‘away’ yet we have been treating it as a disposable material for decades; resulting in far-reaching, compounding consequences …

9 ways to use less plastic as a festival-goer

9 ways to use less plastic as a festival-goer

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Summer is here which means it’s the season to head to a field to dance the weekend away in your wellies, listening to your favourite live acts. The UK hosts an incredibly eclectic mix of festivals every year, catering to all music tastes, but an enduring negative aspect in recent years has been the amount of plastic waste they generate. …

Plastic Game Changer Book Launch

A new book to empower professionals to make plastic reductions at work

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Our beautiful oceans are filling with plastic; devastating marine wildlife and disrupting fragile ecosystems. It is also shaping up to become a human health disaster. The only way to stem the flow is to stop plastic pollution at source. This means saying goodbye to single-use plastic and significantly reducing all other plastic usage. But how do we wean ourselves off …

Caribbean Pigeon Islands

Can you make a difference to ocean plastic?

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I was looking at a pair of tiny green islands protruding from the Caribbean Sea. Our guide explained that they were far bigger below the surface – what we could see was just the tip of two underwater mountains, providing sheltered water where all manner of marine life thrived. I peered down at the shimmering sea. From where I stood, …

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What about bioplastics, biodegradable plastic and compostable plastic?

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There is a lot of confusion around different types of plant-based, biodegradable or compostable plastic and how eco-friendly they really are. In a nutshell, most of these types of plastic will NOT break down safely if they end up in the sea, or discarded as litter anywhere in nature, because they need specific conditions to decompose. This post aims to …

9 ways to travel with less plastic

9 ways to travel with less plastic

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Relaxing beach holidays, whistle-stop city breaks or backpacking adventures – wherever your wanderlust takes you, don’t leave your eco-friendly habits at home. Yes, we know that flying is terrible for the planet, and it’s better to travel by train, bus or boat whenever possible (and when it’s not possible, we try to make ourselves feel better by flying with the most …

9 ideas for gifts with less plastic

9 ideas for gifts with less plastic

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Whether you’re looking for eco-friendly Christmas gifts, ethical birthday presents, or a plastic-free token of appreciation for any occasion – we’ve got you covered. Our handy less plastic gift guide will help you navigate the sea of plastic-encased offerings to pick out presents that are original, thoughtful, meaningful or wonderful! Here are 9 of our favourite ideas for gifts with …

5 Ps to be a plastic game changer

5 steps to become a plastic game changer

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Most of us are now aware of the devastating impact of excessive global plastic consumption on our oceans. We’ve seen shocking images of albatross chicks with plastic in their stomachs and turtles eating plastic bags, or we’ve noticed the increase in plastic pollution on our local patch – in our streets, parks, rivers and beaches. We’re all responsible for this mess …

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P is for plastic: Pipers Piping

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The latest post in our ‘P is for Plastic’ series written by guest blogger, Fiona Barker, who will be regularly sharing her experiences and insights gained by living with less plastic. Well Halloween has been and gone. The clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in. It must be time to think about… Pipers Piping, Plum Pudding, Presents, …