Tackling the pollution on our doorsteps
As consumers, we all have a part to play in reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in our rivers. To have the greatest impact, we should be using less plastic by choosing alternatives where possible, or by reusing the plastic items we already have.
Need some inspiration? Use our new online calculator to work out your plastic footprint and how to reduce it.
Ready to reduce your plastic footprint? Use this sheet to pledge how you will do it. Then stick it on your fridge for a daily reminder of the difference you’re making to reducing the plastic pollution on your doorstep.
As much as 80% of the plastic in the oceans originally comes from litter in rivers. In 2019 Earthwatch Europe , in partnership with Plastic Oceans UK, identified the top ten plastic items most commonly found polluting our rivers.
We can all help to prevent waste and pollution, and using less plastic is the biggest thing we can do. How many of these items do you use every day?
We want to build collaboration and conversation across sectors to shape our investment and develop pioneering interventions. If you're interested in working with us, we'd love to hear from you.
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