THE PLASTIC CRISIS
Plastics are a ubiquitous sign of modern convenience. We come into contact with plastic over 150 times a day. We use so much plastic in fact, that globally, we have produced the equivalent weight of 1 billion elephants worth of plastic. On average a UK family throws away 40kg in plastic waste every year. So why is it so urgent to reduce our plastic consumption?
"Plastic is everywhere. From our local coasts to the remote Arctic, it is choking our oceans and killing wildlife. 8 million tonnes are dumped into our seas every year – killing turtles, fish, whales and birds."