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Reducing your plastic footprint

11 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans every year, harming our ocean and precious marine life. But there are simple steps we can all take to make a big difference.


The problem with plastic

Our ocean may appear vast but our devastating human footprint is found everywhere, with plastic found in the deepest ocean and your local beach.


Understanding your plastic habits

A great way to start thinking about changing your plastic habits is by taking a proper look at how you use, and recycle, plastics around your home. We've provided some great tips and tools to get you started.


Reducing plastic waste in the workplace

Businesses have a big responsibility to reduce their waste and stop single-use plastic pollution. We're throwing down the challenge to employers and employees: make it your business to go workplace plastic-free!

Plastic free bathroom

Plastic Challenge

The Plastic Challenge is back! This July, we're asking you to go as plastic free as you can in your bathroom. By tackling plastic waste one room at a time, it's easier for you to reduce your plastic footprint and save the ocean - for people and the planet.

Bathroom swaps

Sustainable bathroom swaps

To help you ditch single-use plastic in the bathroom, we've put together a handy list of sustainable swaps. Remember, you don't need to bin everything you currently have - use it up first and replace plastic items with a sustainable alternative where possible.

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All that glitters is not gold

Summer is here and the festival season is in full swing. With festivals comes glitter - and lots of it. Retailers and festivals are increasingly opting for biodegradable glitter as an ‘eco-friendly’ option. But it may not be as eco-friendly as you think.

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Going plastic-free doesn't have to cost the earth

With the prices of essential goods sky rocketing and the cost of living crisis taking hold in the UK, many of us are looking for ways to reduce our spending where we can – something that may limit our ability to make sustainable, plastic-free purchases.


Recycling logos debunked

So many recycling logos, but what do they all mean? We're here to break them down to help you understand what waste items can be recycled.

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Don't Let Go

There’s one thing to remember when it comes to balloons and sky lanterns – Don’t Let Go! Because what goes up must come down and when it does, it can be fatal to wildlife.

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