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Evolving beyond ‘less bad’ to ‘more good’

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This spring Less Plastic CIC invites you to join the call for #MoreNature. In the coming weeks, we’ll be launching a new series of educational infographics sharing WHY we need more nature in our lives and WHAT simple actions you can take to proactively regenerate nature in your corner of the planet. Building on the global success of the #LessPlastic …

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When turning away is not an option

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We’d just popped to the beach for a quick walk in the winter sunshine, with a long list of weekend chores in the back of our minds. A busy road runs along the top of the beach, so the dog was on the lead until we reached the shore, but as soon as we let her off, she bounded straight …

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Less Plastic Shopping: Easy Swaps that Reduce Plastic Waste

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We’re always being asked what products we use to reduce plastic pollution. So we decided to create a Less Plastic Shopping Guide to share our favourite product swaps that have helped us to use less plastic in our daily lives, and dramatically reduce the plastic waste we create. Compared to just a few years ago, there is now a huge …

9 ways to reduce plastic in your business

Planning to reduce plastic waste at work in 2020?

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Do your plans for 2020 include taking steps to reduce plastic waste at work? Plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats we face, yet it’s also one of the easiest for individuals and businesses to act upon. While plastic often appears to be the most convenient solution in the short-term; the long-term consequences of excessive plastic use are proving …

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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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World’s first book to help businesses to reduce plastic waste

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If you want to make a difference to plastic pollution, pick up a copy of Plastic Game Changer – the world’s first book written to help people in business reduce plastic waste. Written by our founder, Amanda Keetley, it’s a practical and inspirational guide that empowers professionals to dramatically reduce their company’s plastic footprint. The only way to stem the …

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Sounds of the Sea reveal ocean plastic pollution

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We’re excited to announce that Less Plastic has teamed up with Ruport Creative Agency, from Krasnodar, in Southern Russia, not far from the Black Sea. (We are a non-profit organisation from South Devon, in the United Kingdom, close to the English Channel.) We’ve taken the opportunity to blend our different ideas, language, geography, and culture to create a unique way …

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 …

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How you can 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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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 …