THE MOST POLLUTING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC ITEMS
WHAT ARE THE WORST OFFENDERS?
NO EXCUSE FOR SINGLE-USE
Big problems need big strategic thinking. At City to Sea, we’re focused on tackling the worst offenders – stopping them at source, so our beaches and rivers won’t need to be cleaned in the future.
Single-use plastic items are among the items most commonly found on beaches and represent an estimated 50% of marine litter. By tackling each of the worst offending items, providing practical solutions and championing reuse over single-use, we’re creating a future where our beaches will free of pointless plastic and strewn with sticks, stones and seaweed instead. Who’s with us?
MOST And the items found in our rivers
The vast majority of plastics that end up in the world’s oceans are carried there by rivers. From plastic bottles to cotton bud sticks, it’s clear that there is a big overlap with the plastic in our oceans washing up on our beaches with those found in our freshwater rivers.
Earth Watch’s River Report revealed the most commonly found plastic items found in rivers across the UK – and guess what? Plastic bottles were number one. Find out how we’re tackling the plastic bottle problem with our Refill campaign.
Find out more about how our award-winning campaigns are stopping the worst offending single-use plastics at source.
We’re challenging what people do with wet wipes and find solutions to alternative with this campaign.
We’ve been lifting the lid on the hidden plastic in period products and finding reusable solutions.