Many of us are concerned about the impact of our lifestyles on the environment we live in and many are taking steps to reduce our impact.
I have written a blog with things we are doing as a family to reduce our plastic footprint, which of course is never ending thanks to the myriad of items that are packaged and wrapped in plastic.
Coffee cups for one, which are not recyclable because of the plastic film around the paper cup that makes them waterproof. And the plastic lids!
Crisp packets, also not recyclable because of the metal film.
However there are initiatives that are showing that companies are up-ing their game and trying to reduce the waste they produce.
Walkers crisps have collection points where they take any type of crips bags and use them for different projects. Most supermarkets will take plastic bags too.
It should be that we shouldn't produce what we cannot recycle but it is not and we have to try and reduce the mountains and heaps of plastic that end up in landfills and in the oceans.
A beautiful book for children written by a mum in Raynes Park, “Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark and his Fantastic Friend
s” is also a great gift to give for birthday parties to educate children and raise awareness.
I would love to hear what other families are doing, by the way we are by no means experts.
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