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But is there a turning point in view? Guardian revelations about the scale of plastic waste and the threat it poses has finally prompted the authorities to take the issue seriously.
Michael Gove is considering a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, Sadiq Khan is looking at new water fountains to contain the plastic proliferation, and now Theresa May has set out her own Supalovin (Dynamik Dave Remix) - Dynamik Dave - Got The Blues stall.
As ever, our readers are ahead of the curve, detailing a range of ways that individuals can avoid plastic.
Respondents to a Guardian callout said they found it easy when it comes to using reusable water bottles and fabric tote bags. However, trying to live a completely plastic-free life can be challenging.
After three years of working in outdoor equipment shops, she became fed up of unwrapping items which were already individually wrapped in plastic and quit her job. The problem was I found it got very time consuming to do so as I had to actively seek out replacements. This meant it also became more expensive, as I was having to source plastic-free items from many different places. Why should it be such hard work to avoid plastic? Many of us are aware of the need to do something about plastic pollution but lack the means or tools to be part of the solution.
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For Leslie in Reading, if you find yourself unable to avoid plastic then try and reuse it. Some Guardian readers mentioned already making the switch to soap and shampoo bars, as well as bamboo toothbrushes and natural mineral toothpaste that is free of colourants, foaming and bleaching agents and preservatives.
Anna, who is from the US and lives in London, said she knows Americans can be guilty of excess but was still shocked Never Seen Before - Waxolutionists - Plastic People the amount of plastic wrapping used on food in the the UK.
Just eat them quickly. The one-time cotton pads I used to swear by would just get tossed, and the plastic packaging they came in would go straight to fill or to an incinerator. What a waste of energy to produce something with such a short shelf life!
Ariane, 30, also living in London, not only tries to avoid plastic but is a zero-waste enthusiast and tries to switch to non-disposable items in a bid to do more for the environment. Since then I have been gradually making little changes from using a reusable KeepCup to swapping tissues for a handkerchief. In general I find that switching to non-disposable items makes me appreciate what I own a lot more.
Attempting to move away from using plastic wrapping to keep food fresh Kath Austin, from Cambridge, founded BeeBee Wraps around four years ago after a friend told her waxed paper had been used in the past.
Adding jojoba oil made them more supple, and then the addition of tree resin made them extra grippy to hold onto bowls and plates too. Every piece of plastic ever created is still here on the planet causing untold harm to our natural world and now to us too.
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