Single use plastic - straight to the facts:
Half of the 300,000,000 tonnes of plastic produced each year is single use
A million single use plastic bottles are sold every minute
In the UK alone we use 2,500,000,000 coffee cups per year
Single use plastic can only be recycled once before ending up in landfill
Less than 2% of globally produced packaging is recyclable
How can we help?
With the issue of single use plastic ever-growing, it can seem like a daunting task to try and reverse this trend. Let’s focus on the Three R’s of World Refill Day and the #WeChooseReuse campaign. We're asking you to:
Reduce – cut down the amount of single use plastic in our lives, from buying loose veg to finally using that metal water bottle to avoid disposable alternatives
Reuse – reusing any and all plastic as many times as possible, saving it from landfill or a single recycling. Repurpose it as much as possible, time to get creative!
Refill – find ways to use refillable packaging, from local eco shops to glass bottle milk delivery – find local refill points on the free Refill app
Sign the #WeChooseReuse commitment and send the message to decision-makers that there is demand for reuse.
If we all follow the Three R’s, not just today on Refill Day but throughout our lives, we can all help to make a dent in the world’s addiction to single use plastic.
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