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5 Easy Ways to Reduce your Plastic Waste

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More and more of us are conscious of the sheer amount of plastic waste that passes through our homes each week. Thanks to Blue Planet II, awareness is at an all-time high. Can 2018 be the year we break the back of this earth-crippling issue?

  1. Say bye-bye plastic straws!

We’re loving the number of restaurants that have signed up to the Evening Standard’s Last Straw campaign to ban plastic straws. The Marriot Hotel group and D&D Restaurant Group are two of the biggest brands to back the campaign. That’s if we aren’t counting the Royal Family – just this week the Queen has banned plastic straws from the royal estates.

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  1. No more plastic cutlery

When you’re ordering your takeaway on Deliveroo or Uber Eats, remember to leave a note that you don’t need any disposable cutlery. The same applies for lunch at the office – keep a fork and spoon in your desk drawer so you don’t need a plastic one from Pret!

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  1. Invest in a Keep Cup

The first barista standard non-disposable coffee cup to dominate the UK and EU markets so that you can have a guilt-free coffee (or tea!) They actually look pretty cool too and come in a range of colours. Your local coffee shop might even have customised ones and give small discounts if you bring your own cup. Win win!

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  1. Get yourself a reusable bottle

Staying on the topic of drinks, can you believe that we go through over 35 million plastic bottles a year in the UK alone? Absolutely crazy! This is a great way to not only reduce your plastic footprint, but will help you save some money too.

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  1. Try to avoid excessively packaged foods

I don’t know about you but when I get home from the supermarket and unpack my fruit and veggies, I look around in dismay at the plastic wrapping everywhere. Get down to your local Farmers’ Market or at least pack your own loose fruit & veg at the supermarket rather than the pristinely packaged stuff.

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