Everyone trying to live a low plastic lifestyle will name one or more products that, no matter how hard they look, they just can’t find a plastic-free option. For me it is dairy.
Whether or not you are taking the Marine Conservation Society’s Plastic Challenge this month we hope you will enjoy our daily blog on the highs and lows of trying to live without excess plastic.
An analysis of the way that alternatives to traditional single use plastic (SUP) degrade in the environment has provided some shocking results.
The B.A.N. List 2.0 looked at plant-based alternatives to petroleum-based SUPs and found that many products marketed as biodegradable rarely biodegrade fully when they end up in the sea.
19 January 2018: The Farm Shop and Number 8 Cafe in Bembridge is pledging to refill individual water bottles in a bid to cut down on unnecessary plastic pollution on the island. The local business is also offering a 25p discount for people who bring in their own coffee cups.
14 January 2018 A beach clean organised for Shanklin seafront attracted 51 willing volunteers to help clear a truckload of rubbish from Shanklin beach on Saturday 13th January. Organiser Anne Sayer of Planet Aware said, “I was overwhelmed by the number of people who came forward on a cold Saturday afternoon to help keep our beach beautiful. It was fantastic to see all generations taking part.
“The popularity of this event shows how concerned people are about marine pollution – and how much they want to be part of the solution.
Find out more about beach cleaning events by Isle of Wight Beach Cleaning Volunteers on Facebook www.facebook.com/IWBCV.