Single-use plastics make up an entire half of all the plastic produced in the world. Used only briefly, these plastics stick around for several hundred years which has a devastating effect on people, animals and the environment.
But we consumers have the power to ditch single-use plastic and in turn, put pressure on corporates to do the same.
With shoppers in the UK spending over £2 billion over the holiday months, Christmas seems to be a time for spending, and many businesses tend to rely on festivities. For this reason, if you care about the issue of plastics, Christmas might be the best time to cut pointless packaging out and to support ethical companies.
We asked our staff team and our ethical blogger community to share their tips and help you reduce your plastic footprint this Christmas.