One of our Eco-Schools actions this year is to reduce our single use plastic in school. While plastic is long-lasting, cheap to produce and very useful, it is causing great damage to our planet.
Many of us put single use plastics in our kerbside recycling bins but this doesn't guarantee that it will actually get recycled.
"Thousands of tonnes of our household plastic packaging put out for recycling, as well as other kinds of plastic waste, ends up in waste incinerators in the UK." - greenpeace.org.uk
It is better to use less single-use plastic in the first place. There are many things that we can all do to try and reduce our plastic consumption. Here are just a few ideas:
Carry a reusable water bottle
Remember your reusable shopping bag when out and about
Bring your own takeaway cup
Say no to disposable straws and cutlery
Skip the plastic produce bags for fruit and veg
Purchase second-hand, or borrow something, instead of buying new
For even more ideas, take a look at the Less Plastic website.
Thank you for supporting our Eco-Schools actions!