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Less Plastic relaunches as a non-profit to deliver new global programmes

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Plastic pollution is a global emergency that is compounding daily. Our throwaway culture is filling our oceans with plastic waste; devastating marine wildlife and disrupting fragile ecosystems. Meanwhile, the potentially disastrous human health consequences are only just beginning to emerge. The only way to stem the flow is to stop plastic pollution at source, by learning to live and work …

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Sounds of the Sea reveal ocean plastic pollution

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Hot on the heels of the world’s biggest ever #ClimateStrike, Saturday 21st September 2019 is World Clean Up Day, an event that will again mobilise millions of people, across 157 countries, to clean up litter in an effort to rid our planet of rubbish. This epic 36-hour wave of green action coordinates clean up events at beaches, parks, rivers, and …

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 …

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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, …

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P is for Plastic: Plan Ahead

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The second in our new ‘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. This month I’ve been thinking about… Planning ahead. I can hear a collective groan at the very thought of being organised and planning ahead. What about the joy of spontaneity? The …

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P is for Plastic: Positivity

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Introducing our new guest blogger, Fiona Barker, who will be regularly sharing her experiences and insights gained by living with less plastic in a new feature ‘P is for Plastic’. They’re sure to resonate with many of you. Enjoy! Ahoy new blogging adventure! I’ve been trying to live a life less plastic for a while now. I started in a …

9 ways you can reduce ocean plastic

9 ways you can reduce ocean plastic

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Due to recent high profile media campaigns and the worldwide popularity of Blue Planet 2, awareness of the ocean plastic crisis is at an all time high. Within a few short decades, this colourful, flexible, long-lasting material has made it into every corner of our lives, and it’s now wreaking havoc in our oceans. It’s estimated that 1 million seabirds …

9 tips for living with less plastic in Spanish

Translations of tips for living with less plastic

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For our plastic reducing friends around the world, we’ve been translating our ‘9 tips for living with less plastic’ infographic into several languages, thanks to the help of some very kind volunteers. Please excuse any errors, or national or regional variations. In alphabetical order, the translations so far are…   ALBANIAN   BURMESE   CHINESE – SIMPLIFIED   CHINESE – TRADITIONAL …

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Our thoughts on the 25 Year Environment Plan

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We were thrilled to be asked by the BBC Radio 4 ‘World at One’ team to share our thoughts on Theresa May’s 25 Year Environment Plan speech on Thursday 11th January 2018. In case you missed it, we thought we’d share them here too. In our view the Prime Minister’s speech was a great first step, containing lots of positive …