A person dies every 30 seconds from diseases caused by plastic pollution and rubbish.
But what can you do? Think about how you can reduce the amount of waste you produce by opting for plastic-free alternatives.
Here are some ideas:
- Replace sticky tape with string and recycle old Christmas cards into gift tags.
- Print brown paper using paint and stencils instead of using plastic-coated wrapping paper, or opt for reusable paper gift bags.
- Avoid plastic ribbon in your wreath, decorations or presents, and use natural alternatives such as sprigs of holly, rosemary, cinnamon sticks or dried orange slices.
- Give plastic-free gifts to encourage friends and family to consider more sustainable choices, such as a shampoo bar or a foldaway fabric shopping bag.