A ban on single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds came into force in England on 1st October 2020 which makes it illegal for businesses to sell or supply the items. Hospitals and hospitality are exempt from the ban when providing single-use plastic straws to those who require them due to disabilities or medical conditions […]Read More England’s ban on single-use plastic straws
What are microplastics and nanoplastics? Microplastics are very small solid particles (typically smaller than 5mm) composed of mixtures of specific types of plastics. Microplastics are added to many items, including gardening products, cosmetic products, cleaning products and detergents, as well as paints, and industrial oil and gas products. The European Chemicals Agencies (ECHA) estimates that […]Read More Microplastics and The Ocean
Did you know that cigarette butts are the world’s most littered plastic item? In 2019 National Geographic published an article titled ‘cigarette butts are toxic plastic pollution. Should they be banned?’ We recommend reading this article whether you smoke or not, to better understand the effects of throwing a cigarette out of the window or […]Read More The planet is not an ashtray!
Disposable masks that helped save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife, with birds and marine creatures ensnared in the staggering number of discarded facial coverings littering animal habitats. There is only 10% of the UK population wearing reusable face masks, meaning 53 million masks end up in landfills every […]Read More Disposable masks, an environmental catastrophe.