80% of plastic in our oceans comes from land
Even if you live hundreds of miles from the coast, the plastic you throw away could make its way into the sea.
Where is it coming from?
1. Throwing plastic in the bin when it could be recycled
Plastic you put in the bin ends up in landfill. When rubbish is being transported to landfill, plastic is often blown away because it’s so lightweight. From there, it can eventually clutter around drains and enter rivers and the sea this way.
Litter dropped on the street doesn’t stay there. Rainwater and wind carries plastic waste into streams and rivers, and through drains. Drains lead to the ocean!
Please do not throw anything... i mean anything- including your fag butts - down the drain!! .
3. Products that go down the drain
Many of the products we use daily are flushed down toilets 😱, including wet wipes, cotton buds and sanitary products. Microfibres are even released into waterways when we wash our clothes in the washing machine. They are too small to be filtered out by waste water plants and end up being consumed by small marine species.
Whether we mean to litter or not, there's always a chance the plastic we throw away could make it into the sea.
Big changes start with small steps and we all have the power to make a difference.
What will you do to start cutting the plastic/waste in your life?