Country Living: See this piece in Country Living explaining our campaign: we have no choice about buying food that’s not wrapped in plastic, but we have so many choices about everything else.
A report released in 2016 suggests that, by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea
It’s durable, flexible and keeps our food fresh; for a long time, plastic seemed like the perfect product. This was until we realised that we can never actually get rid of it. Which means that, unless it’s been burned, every piece of plastic ever made still exists somewhere. Much of which has ended up in our oceans to devastating effect.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, fish and other marine wildlife ingest the plastic in our oceans. Last year, a Plymouth University study reported that one third of UK-caught fish contained plastic meaning that, ultimately, the plastic we throw in our bins comes back into our own food chain.
Despite all of this, it’s virtually impossible to live a plastic-free life – as the vast majority of our foods continue to be wrapped in layers and layers of the stuff. At the rate we’re going, another eight million tonnes of plastic are being added to our ocean every year. What’s more, a report released in 2016 suggests that, by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea. Such awful statistics.
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