can we do?
Unfortunately, solving the problem isn’t as simple as banning all single-use plastic. Over time, the majority of plastic that enters our oceans is broken down into tiny microplastics. Of the estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans, 92% are microplastics which cannot be recycled.
Reusable shopping bags
Take care to remember your reusable bags when going to the supermarket. Every little really does help!
Reusable coffee cups
Take your own cup and get money off your morning coffee. In contrast, some businesses are increasing the charge if you don't bring your own cup.
Get savvy with recyclables
Be aware of which plastic products are recyclable. Plastic ready meal trays are coloured black to make the food look more appealing, but this colour means the plastic cannot be recycled. The easy solution is to read the label to check if the tray can be recycled, and if not, find a different brand that can be.