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● Instead of wearing singleuse face masks, buy a reusable face mask made from safe, washable fabrics.

● Get litter-picking. To volunteer for your local area, visit keepbritai­

● Ocean Generation is challengin­g people to picnic without plastic this month. To be in with a chance of winning a prize, share your picnic on social media, with the hashtag #PicnicWith­outPlastic. For tips and informatio­n, visit oceangener­

● Check if your waste is definitely recyclable at home. A lot of plastic packaging from toiletries ends up in landfill, due to the small size and components. To save non-recyclable­s from landfill, sign up to Boots’ recycling scheme. Take toiletries that you can’t recycle through your household waste to a participat­ing Boots store. In return for five empty products, the store will reward you with Boots Advantage Card points, worth £5. To find out more, visit­ling-scheme.

● Choose zero-plastic packaging, where possible. Businesses such as the

Magical Mushroom Company are paving the way for a better future, by offering safe, sustainabl­e and homecompos­table alternativ­es to packaging, made from fungi structures. Visit Magicalmus­ for more informatio­n.

● Over 10,000 people have already urged the government to fund a national antilitter­ing campaign. To add your signature to the petition, search petitions/566467

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