How to reduce your plastic use

reducing plastic

Carry a reusable bottle

Over 35 million plastic bottles are used here each year. Using a reusable bottle cuts plastic and saves money.


Say no to plastic straws

When you order a drink if you don’t need a straw just say no! Plastic straws a very bad news for our oceans.


Carry a reusable coffee cup

Some places will even offer a small discount if you use your own coffee cup.


Avoid excessive food packaging

Either making different choices or shopping in different places. Loose fruit and veg is often cheaper than pre-packaged alternatives.


Use refill stations

There is an increasing number of places where you can refill old detergent bottles instead of buying new.


Say no to disposable cutlery

Consider carrying a spoon or fork so you are never caught without cutlery.


Get your milk delivered

Although milk floats aren’t as common as they used to be it is still possible to get your milk delivered in glass bottles.


Avoid microbeads

The government have announced a ban on microbeads which will come into force in 2018 but until then you can avoid buying products that may still contain them.


Carry a shopping bag

Many of us already do this after the 5p bag charge however some still do forget and carrying a small foldaway bag can really help reduce plastic waste.


Making small changes can have a big impact on the amount of plastic we use.

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