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Simple Tips to Reducing Plastic Waste

Posted on: 17-Apr-2018 15:04:49
Simple Tips to Reducing Plastic Waste

Virtually anywhere you go in 2018, plastic is found with the majority of it being food and drink rubbish. Over 35 million tonnes of plastic waste are thrown away each year, and only around 10% of this is recycled! Here are 5 simple tips you can try, to reduce the amount of plastic you throw out.

Reuse Plastic Bags

Did you know that over 150,000 plastic bags are used globally every second, and that 1 plastic bag takes over 1,000 years to degrade! If you use re-usable bags you not only save money, but the environment. Plastic bags are harmful to wildlife, especially birds as they can consume them.

Forget Straws

Millions of straws are used every day across the world. Plastic straws can’t exactly be re-used, so think to yourself if you really need one. If you can’t go without one, buy a re-usable straw to take with you when you go out. On beach clean ups, plastic straws are one of the most commonly found items.

Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottles are one of the most commonly found items on landfills today. Average office workers use hundreds of disposable bottles a year. If you haven’t already, then you should buy yourself a re-usable bottle to save money and the environment. Plastic bottles are one of the biggest killers of sea life, with whales and other fish mistaking them for food.

 

What We Do at Leigh Skip Hire…

Here at Leigh Skip Hire, we make sure that in every skip we collect we recycle as much of it that we can. If you are in need of skip hire in Basildon or other areas in Essex then visit our online website and give us a call!