As most of you are aware, single use plastic is one of - if not the biggest - problem that is harming our planet.
UK supermarkets currently generate 800,000 tonnes of plastic packaging every year.
A movement has begun; a movement that sees people actively trying to better the planet and reduce the amount of SUP that they use as consumers. Whether that's saying no to plastic bags in supermarkets, not buying single use straws or using plastic bottles.
Taking your own reusable shopping bags or buying reusable coffee cups or stainless steel water bottles is an easy, but effective, way of reducing your plastic consumption.
Another way we can reduce our overall plastic usage is by shopping local i.e. buying local bread from bakeries who use brown paper bags.
Plymouth is aiming to become the first city in the UK to be fully SUP free by 2020, rolling out fountains and refill points across the country.
Whether an individual water point, cafe or restaurant all of these points will offer free refills; just look for a sticker in the window.
Quoted by Science mag here is some food for thought.
By 2025 there could potentially be over 160 million metric tons of plastic in the seas; not only will this disrupt natural eco-systems, but it will also cause continued harm to animals, and stain the world's natural beauty.
We don't want to preach to you, but we'd love it if we all did our bit and became consciously aware of our personal plastic usage.
Written by: Jakob Surtees-Smith, 2018