Like a lot of us, I’ve been a well-intentioned but lazy consumer. I started carrying around my fabric shopping bags when the 5p charge was put on plastic, and would feel bad (but not bad enough) when buying pre-prepared food occasionally in the supermarket.
But after Blue Planet II we've started paying more attention, and I decided on World Oceans Day that I can't wait until plastic straws have a 5p charge and all supermarkets have brown bags for produce before I start changing my habits. I signed up for the Marine Conservation Society's plastic-free July challenge to make some lifestyle changes that will hopefully outlive the month.
I'm going to share the advice I'm given and lessons I learn about plastic-free living along the way, and if each person who finds this helpful or changes their habits because of this could donate to the Marine Conservation Society, together we can make a positive difference for our oceans.
You can learn all about the Marine Conservation Society on their website (https://www.mcsuk.org/) but a summary of what your donation will go towards:
- Shark conservation
- Marine protected areas
- Reducing beach litter
- Anti-waste campaigning
- Responsible seafood
What are you waiting for? :)