This week the Marine Conservation Society announced that non-biodegradable materials including plastic on our beaches in the UK had risen by 10% this year, based on figures from their 2016 Great British Beach Clean.
Are you concerned about the mountain of plastics that are polluting our planet? Would you like to know what you can do to reduce your use of single-use ‘pointless’ plastics in an attempt to save our seas? Did you know that polluting our marine life with plastics, end up in our food supply chain when the fish eat plastics that are often mistaken for food?
Since our launch on Thurs 23rd November, we’ve already gone viral and were trending in the UK within a few hours… so join the campaign and let’s fight #PointlessPlastics!
So, what can you do to help?
Tweet your photo examples of either a pointless use of plastic (such as excessive or un-necessary wrapping), an example of a positive change where retailers have changed to a more sustainable solution, or to support others in their mission to reduce their use, why not share examples of what you’ve done. By searching the hashtag #PointlessPlastics on Twitter, you’ll be able to find plenty of examples!
You could tell a retailer why you won’t buy their products. This campaign is about the whole supply chain being involved and sharing the challenges that retailers face to remove their single-use plastics. You can also read our CEO’s blog here.
So, if you’ve read this far, then you clearly care about our planet so you probably know of some great eco-products and small eco businesses that deserve to be recognised and celebrated? So, why not signpost them to our awards too… we’re now accepting award entries; closing on 2nd February 2018. For more information, visit the website: http://globalgoodawards.co.uk/
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