- Fight for filters on our washing machines and #StopOceanThreads. Washing synthetic clothes accounts for 35% of primary microplastics found in the environment, with one single clothes wash releasing up to 700,000 plastic microfibres into wastewater. And the best way to stop this flow of microfibres to our oceans? Fitting filters in all new domestic and commercial washing machines. Tell the government that you want filters on washing machines by law, by 2023 and sign the Marine Conservation Society’s petition here.
#ChoosetoReuse. Plastic pollution has increased massively since lockdown lifted.Take-away packaging is a big part of the problem. City to Sea, a not-for-profit organisation campaigning to stop plastic pollution at source, by connecting our actions to our oceans, are calling on high-street chains and businesses across the UK to start accepting reusable coffee cups, containers and water bottles. Join the #RefillRevolution by always carrying your reusable bottle, cup and containers and help get reusables back on the menu again by signing the petition here.
- Remember, remember to be mindful of wildlife on the 5th November. If you are planning to do something or attend an event for bonfire night, only make your bonfire on the day of lighting it and check, check and check again to safeguard the wildlife in your garden or local woodland. A pile of logs ready for a bonfire can seem an attractive place to snooze for many small creatures so use a torch to make sure no hedgehogs, toads, frogs or newts have sneaked in just before you light the bonfire. Make sure your bonfire is fully put out. Do not burn it all, leave some dead wood and old leaves as habitat piles for wildlife.