Plastic has become a fundamental part of our lives. Its pervasive nature means it can be found in everything from shopping bags to cosmetics, clothing, toys, packaging and food.
Yes, food. Even fish and shellfish now contain varying levels of microplastics as a result of plastic pollution in the oceans. Makes you think twice about that smoked salmon bagel, doesn’t it? Speaking of fish, there’s a prediction that by 2050, we’ll have more plastic in the sea than fish, so it’s imperative that we take this issue seriously.
Plastic is everywhere, and because it can take hundreds of years to break down, it’s here to stay. Governments and corporations are finally starting work to stop this massive problem from reaching the point of disaster, although as individuals, there are some powerful steps we can also take in actioning change.