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The most effective way to combat plastic pollution is to refuse to use or buy it when you have the choice to use eco-friendly alternatives. The less plastic we put out there just means less of it polluting our environment. Here are some tips to help you out:

  1. Bringing your own reusable bags and baskets whenever you go shopping (..and not just to the supermarket!) will reduce your plastic footprint
  2. Let’s say “No” to polythene for fruits and vegetables that do not need packing
  3. Taking your lunch in reusable containers avoids the need for lunch sheets
  4. Non-plastic packing materials such as paper and cardboard are much easier to recycle and are far more eco-friendly options
  1. When getting take out, why not use your own reusable containers instead of a styrofoam box or lunch sheet?
  2. Why not refuse the plastic straw accompanying your drinks and refuse the plastic spoon given with the yogurt and ice-cream cups you’re taking home?
  3. Instead of using disposable plastic pens – why not use a pencil to take down notes… or go digital?