Here are two good reasons to join the MSC Plastic Free challenge:
- The UK generates around 4 million tonnes per year of packaging waste
- 1 in 3 fish caught for human consumption contain plastic
When you go shopping, it soon becomes clear, we are surrounded by plastic. Meat is freeze packed in plastic. Yogurts come in plastic containers, biscuits in plastic wrappers, cereals in cardboard boxes, containing plastic bags. Rice, pasta and bread are all in plastic bags, our cleaning and personal care products come in plastic bottles… the list goes on and it is far from easy to cut out your plastic.
But if you’ve taken the plunge to do a plastic detox, here are a few simple, easy ideas to get started.
1 – Copy Justin and go for fresh, loose fruit and veg
2 – Bin your single use water bottles and carry your own container with you instead
3 – Take your own bags
or just a used carrier bag will do!
4 – Choose glass over plastic
better in more ways than one
5 – download the Giki app, scan to find out which packaging is recyclable.