HOW TO HELP
● 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 keepbritaintidy.org.
● 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 oceangeneration.org/blog/apicnic-without-plastic
● 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, visit boots.com/bootsrecycling-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 Magicalmushroom.com 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 petition.parliament.uk/ petitions/566467