Why Change?

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

Cotton Buds

The Marine Conservation Society’s 2016 Big Beach Clean Report found that the number of cotton buds 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!

Lunch Boxes

Did you know only one-third of the plastic food containers used in the UK are collected for recycling?

 

Each UK household uses 525,000 tonnes of plastic pots, tubs and trays every single year!  

Coffee Cups

16 billion single-use, disposable coffee cups are used each year!

Often disposable coffee cups cannot be recycled due to the plastic lining inside of the cup and they end up being sent to landfill.

Face Wipes

Face wipes don’t disintegrate. They are a huge contributing factor in blockages, costing UK water companies around £88 million a year. 

If they do make it through the system, they end up in our oceans and get consumed by sea life.

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?