20 Actions to Reduce and Reuse Plastic

The most effective way you can address plastic pollution is rethinking your relationship with it.

We’re sharing 20 ways you can reduce and reuse plastic.

Making these simple plastic swaps and adopting more sustainable daily habits will prevent plastic pollution from reaching our Ocean and ensure a healthier, greener planet.

Enough talk – let’s take action.

1. Buy a reusable shopping bag

2. Use a reusable drinking cup

3. Buy fruit and vegetables with plastic-free packaging

4. Buy dry goods using your own reusable containers, instead of buying them in a single-use packet

5. Buy meat or fish with plastic-free packaging

6. Buy a plastic free cosmetic or household product, like bamboo toothbrush or a bar of soap

7. Make your own lunch instead of buying one wrapped in a single-use plastic wrapper

8. Swap over to reusable milk bottles

9. Try a plastic free period – check out mooncups, period pants and reusable applicators

10. Use a silicone container or silicone lid instead of cling-film

11. Buy your butter wrapped in paper – you don’t need a plastic butter dish

12. Choose cans over bottles when buying fizzy drinks and never buy bottled water

13. Don’t celebrate events with balloon releases, the chances are the balloons will land in the Ocean

14. Cigarette filters contain plastic – perhaps that is another reason to stop smoking…

15. Wear clothes made from natural fibres like cotton, linen, bamboo or hemp vs polyester, nylon or spandex

16. Try using pencils instead of pens. If you use a biro – use one that can be re-filled

17. Ditch the single-use razors, nappies, and lighters. We have alternatives

18. Avoid plastic accessories, such as, hair bands, hair clips and jewellery – there are so many plastic-free sustainable options

19. Say no to plastic straws – use paper or bamboo straws instead

20.  Pick up litter – even if it isn’t yours! Don’t let it reach our drains and waterways

Finally: Remember that plastic was designed to last forever,
it has no place as a single-use material apart from in medicine.

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