Why Change?

Make a few changes so our climate doesn't have to.

Cotton Swabs

The Marine Conservation Society’s 2016 Big Beach Clean Report found that the number of cotton swabs found on UK beaches had doubled since 2012!

Toothbrushes

Did you know 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes are produced annually and every single one takes over 400 years to decompose?

Tea Bags

96% of all tea bags are made with polypropylene during the sealing process.

In the UK alone, we drink 165 million cups of tea a day, that's 2,400 tonnes of plastic polluting the environment each year!

Plastic Bags

Did you know that 500 billion plastic bags are still used every year? That's more than one million bags being used every minute.

Turtles often mistake plastic bags for jellyfish, which are one of their food sources. All sea turtle species have been found with plastic in their stomachs.

Chewing Gum

The amount of gum we consume in a year equates to more than 250,000 tonnes of waste, all of which is made of polymers and doesn't biodegrade. 

In fact, in Singapore chewing gum is banned due to it's environmental impact!

Plastic Straws

8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away in the UK every single year. 

Plastic straws are in the top 10 most found items during beach clean ups!

Did you know?

  • Over the last ten years, we have created more plastic than during the last century 

  • Of all the plastic ever made, only 9% has been recycled 

  • More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are in our oceans 

  • This severely affects animals. One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed from plastic each year 

So why not make a change?