Each year Sustainable Coastlines remove hundreds of bags of rubbish from our marine environment. 77% of what they remove is single use plastics. Their top 5 offenders are; plastics of unknown origin, food wrappers, bottle caps and lids, plastic bags, polystyrene/foam. Single use products also make up a significant amount of waste going to landfill.

To help tackle this problem you can support businesses that produce goods with minimal and/or recyclable packaging by choosing their products.

Many single use items have a multi-use alternative such as:

  • Reusable food containers
  • Reusable zip lock bags
  • Refillable drink bottles
  • Reusable coffee cups

If you forget to bring your own container and have to purchase ‘take away’, ask your food provider to supply compostable food serves and cutlery. Once used, they can go into food waste to help make compost.

Test your knowledge on reusables by taking our Reusable Wednesday Quiz.