Exhibition highlights plastic fight
Think About Plastic-Arran (TAP) is delighted to be kicking off Arran Library exhibitions for 2019.
The TAP steering group, which includes both of Arran’s councillors, representatives from the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST), EcoSavvy, the Co-op and representatives from local businesses and community groups, aims to get everyone on Arran thinking about their purchasing decisions concerning plastic items, their use of plastic, in particular single-use plastic, and how they dispose of plastic.
Helen How, chairwoman of TAP-Arran, said: ‘Everyone is aware of the awful consequences that plastic in our seas has on marine life and the environment.
‘This exhibition aims to show how residents and visitors on Arran can make minor changes in their homes and businesses to result in significant changes to the amount of plastic ending up on our beaches and entering the seas around Arran.
‘TAP is already working with many island organisations and businesses to achieve this aim but we hope to engage even more.’
The exhibition will run until January 31. It includes information about the amount, type and source of litter on Arran’s beaches, an interactive activity about recycling and ideas about how we can all help keep Arran’s seas and beaches plastic free.
Individuals, businesses and organisations with the drive to contribute to reducing the amount of plastic in our seas can get information and support from TAP-Arran and sign up to become TAP allies via their website www.thinkaboutplastic-arran.co.uk or by telephoning 01770 600081.
The TAP exhibition features information and an interactive component to spread the message.