Reducing plastic waste is a crucial step towards creating a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly future. Educating yourself on this topic is essential in order to understand the impact of plastic on our planet and to take effective actions towards reducing its use.
Here are some of my favourite resources I recommend to help to educate yourself further on reducing plastic waste:
Keep following Everyday Green on social media for our updates on plastic use and how to cut down.
Other people and groups we recommend are:
Plastic Free July to join millions of people reducing their plastic waste.
Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.
Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
Less Plastic An ocean-loving, non-profit Community Interest Company based in South Devon, UK.
They set up Less Plastic in 2015 to raise awareness of ocean plastic and provide practical ways for individuals & organisations to make a difference by using less plastic and taking actions that restore nature.
You can get involved by making a #LessPlasticPledge and sharing our campaigns to inspire your friends, family, and colleagues to make positive changes too.
Everyday Plastic For lots of information about plastic use and disposal in the UK, and the Big Plastic Count. An evidence-led social enterprise delivering accessible learning and campaigns that tackle the effects of the plastic problem that are felt across our society.
Zero Waste Chef Concerned with the planet’s plastic pollution problem, Anne Marie went plastic-free in 2011. Her social media, books and website are full of great and practical ideas on living as low waste as possible. And plastic free recipes too.
By actively seeking knowledge on how to reduce plastic waste through these various resources, you will be able to make informed choices and take impactful actions in your daily life.
Remember, every small step counts towards creating a more sustainable future for generations to come. And as our idol David says; "It's absurd to suggest we can do totally without plastic but there are so many areas where we use plastic without a thought."