PLASTIC POLLUTION is a worldwide global sustainability challenge, but we can all participate in local action to address this urgent global challenge.
Here are some links to ideas and actions:
PLASTIC FREE JULY
* Are you participating in PLASTIC FREE JULY? You can find out more and register here:
TOWARDS A PLASTIC-FREE LIFESTYLE
* Lindsay’s blog “Treading My Own Path: Steps Towards a Sustainable Lifestyle” includes some excellent information and ideas to help you begin your own journey towards plastic-free living:
A SEA OF PLASTIC
* For global facts and figures on plastic pollution with a focus on healthy oceans and connected to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, have a look at the UNEP Report “Marine Litter Vital Graphics”.
“”The world needs “to act now to avoid living in a sea of plastic by mid-century,” stresses a publication by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRID-Arendal. The report, ‘Marine Litter Vital Graphics,’ which summarizes current knowledge on plastic litter in the oceans and highlights areas where more research is needed, predicts 33 billion tonnes of plastic will accumulate around the planet by 2050 if current trends continue.””
“Marine Litter Vital Graphics” can be downloaded here: