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 as consumers we have the power to ditch single-use plastic and put pressure on corporations 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 rely on the festive season. For this reason, as well as being an important time to shop with independent businesses, the Christmas period is a good one for getting your voice heard, and if you care about the issue of plastic waste, it's vital to cut it out.
We asked our staff team and our ethical blogger community to share their tips and help you reduce your plastic footprint this Christmas.