Take the Plastics Challenge Survey

Contributed by: Sea Us Rise

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Almost 1,000,000 plastic bottles are sold every minute.

We are drowning in plastic. According to Reuters, in 2019, 54,9000,000 plastic bottles were sold an hour, each hour. Even worse, about a ton (or tonne, if you want to go the UK way) of plastic is dumped in the oceans every hour.

There must be a better way.

The Marine Conservation Society released a survey in the UK to determine consumers’ knowledge about everyday plastics. It’s eye opening. You might already be taking some steps to reduce your plastic use. You can also join their mailing list to stay up to date – more info here.

Marine Conservation Society Plastics Challenge

Ways to reduce plastic use can include making sure you have your reusable bottles for drinks; asking your favorite restaurants and stores to use sustainable packaging; bringing bags for fruits and vegetables purchases instead of using the store’s plastic bags. Here’s more info:

This photo has been graciously provided to be used in the GRID-Arendal resources library by: Maphoto/Riccardo Pravettoni. For more information, visit this astonishing resource of infographics about plastic in the environment.
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