Simple advice to reduce your plastic use
Tips on effective personal activism
an Existing Project
Help organisations fighting plastic
Live a Plastic-Free Lifestyle
Conserve Energy Future
They say charity begins at home. Well, the same is true of activism! This post on the Conserve Energy Future website will give you all the information you need to complete a Household Waste Audit. This is an effective tool to help you better understand what fills your bins each week, as well as being a useful interactive educational activity for the whole family.
My Plastic Free Life
100 steps to a Plastic-Free life from plastic-free expert, advocate and author Beth Terry. She's also written a great book called 'Plastic Free', which is a practical and informative guide from someone who has already gone through the process and done all the research for you
Refill is a campaign launched by City to Sea, which aims to log participating organisations who are offering free water refills to those with reusable bottles. Then when you are out and about, you can use the app to find locations near you. You can even add places to the map yourself.
Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Restaurants accreditation can give you confidence that the restaurant is committed to making sustainable choices for our oceans. This includes plastic requirements, as detailed on the website, but also wider sustainability initiatives.
Reduce the Release of Microfibres from your Washing
Every time we wash synthetic clothing, tiny plastic fibres are washed down the drain and end up in our waterways. Research into this is growing, but in the meantime there are products hitting the market to catch them in the wash. Just some options are Guppy Friend, Cora Ball or a Wexco Microfiber Filter
Think Dirty app
Think Dirty® app is the easiest way to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. Just scan the product barcode and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand info on the product, its ingredients, and shop cleaner options!
Be a Better Activist
Green Indy Blog
Sending a letter to a business is a great way of channeling frustration about excessive or inappropriate packaging on items you have purchased, as well as raising awareness of the plastic pollution. You might think the issue is obvious, but we have a long way to go before all businesses are truly aware of the impact of plastics on the environment and human health. Handwritten letters will get more attention, but emails do the job. Here are some letter writing tips from zero waste advocate Polly Barks.
As a photographic artist, Chris Jordan explores the detritus of contemporary mass culture, from photographs of mountains of garbage to photo-based conceptual works that visually connect the viewer to otherwise abstract statistics associated with the things we waste. In his Running the Numbers series, millions of plastic bottles become an ocean, the ocean plastic pollution becomes a tsunami, and so on.