5 Top Ways to help Reduce Plastic Pollution

There is not a day that passes that there isn’t at least one story on the news headlines, about the devastating effects that single use plastics are having on our oceans.  I strongly believe that we all have a responsibility to take action. Here are 5 ideas to get you started.


Say goodbye to your plastic straws and switch to a stainless steel one. I got mine from Amazon, they come in a little of twelve, with dedicated cleaning brushes. Carry one around in your bag, so the next time you are offered a straw with your beverage you can politely decline.

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Set of 12 Stainless Steel Straws – Amazon £8.99


Style up your usual plastic lunchbox for one of these BPA free reusable Bento boxes. They make lunch preparation  an absolute breeze and are a perfect size for a healthy lunch.

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Pento Bento All-in-one Stackable 2 Tier Bento Lunch Box – Bamboo White – Amazon £19.99


Say no to disposable cutlery, it’s ugly, uncomfortable to eat from and bad news for plastic pollution too. Consider carrying your own reusable set around with you.


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Joseph Joseph GoEat Space Saving Stainless Steel Cutlery Set – Grey – Amazon £14.00

Fortnum & Mason

Take a reusable shopping bag with you to shop. Yes, we all know we should but how many of us have a boot full of these bags and always forget to take them to the shop with us.

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Fortnum’s Bag for Life – Medium – Fortnum and Mason £6.95



Stop buying water in plastic bottles, install a water filter and buy a reusable water bottle. Lots of companies make these now; my favourites are from HydrateM8, who stock a wide range of colours and styles. They do these perfect little sizes bottles too, just for kids.

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Grey 900ML Hydration Tracker Water Bottle – HydrateM8 £14.99


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