Top tips to reduce your use of plastic
July 1, 2021
Plastic pollution has become a significant global environmental issue, as demand for and production of disposable single-use plastic products rapidly increases. ‘Throwaway culture’ contributes to this issue, as convenience is prioritised over sustainability and consideration of long-term environmental impacts.
Today, single-use plastic products account for forty percent of the total plastic produced each year. Some of the most common single-use plastic products such as plastic bags, straws, cups and water bottles are used for just minutes to hours, however, exist in the environment for hundreds of years after disposal.
Everyone can make a difference by taking small actions everyday to reduce reliance upon plastic products.
This Plastic Free July we challenge you to consider your current usage of plastic and look at ways to reduce your consumption.
It is easier than you might think and to get you started, we take a look at five top tips to reduce your use of plastic in everyday life.