Do your part - Plastic

by - March 14, 2018

Recently, everyone would have heard about all how bad plastic is .
At the moment the plastic talk is everywhere and so it should be as awareness is key!
Why is plastic waste so bad and what can we do?

A plastic bag will take up to 20 years to Biodegrade
A plastic straw will take up to 200 years to biodegrade
Nappies, six pack beer holder and plastic bottles could take up to 450 years each!
The most common item found on UK beaches is plastic/polystyrene
There is more microplastic in the ocean than stars in the milky way
More than half of sea turtles have consumed plastic
It is estimated that 1 million marine birds and 100,000 marine animals die each year due to our plastic. 

I would hope, like me you want to do your bit to help.
I like to think I am realistic and going plastic free just isn’t an option or at least we are along
way off being plastic free. This isn’t for the want of trying but just looking in any shop or even my cupboards you’ll see nearly everything is packaged in plastic and some items wrapped in plastic several times for our convenience.

Anyone who knows me will know I always carry a water bottle. I bought a good quality bottle from Tesco which set me back around £11.00 at the time I thought this was pretty steep especially as bottles are available for as low as £2.00.
Since having a water bottle my water intake has increased massively which as we all know water intake is important for our health and can boost weight loss, I save money on buying drinks as i never need a drink while I am out and I rarely drink fizzy pop anymore.

I constantly get asked“doesn’t the straw get dirty” YES! It gets filthy, quickly too! And how do I clean the inside of a straw? With a straw cleaner!
My latest “environment swap ” is plastic straws. I use plastic straws every evening at home when I don’t use my bottle or when we have guests over.

Plastic straws are big talk right now with many restaurants going straw or plastic straw free and I wanted to do the same.
I bought this pack of 25 straws online (EBay) with a FREE straw cleaner for £2.81 and free postage

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