1. Huge amounts of plastic and other rubbish end up in the oceans, much of it in the bodies of sea creatures.

    What lingers decomposing for generations on the ocean floor is creating a sludge that isn’t visible on the surface. The New Internationalist produced an excellent issue earlier this year on the devastation occurring in our oceans.

    One of the best things we can do is to stop using plastic bags altogether. Refuse a plastic bag if offered one with a purchase and tell the retailer why you don’t want one.

    Get rid of all your plastic bags. Sainsburys has a scheme for recycling them. Then go shopping with a rucksack or bags made from organic cotton, jute or hemp.

    If you’re using your car when shopping take cardboard boxes that fit in the boot and put your graceries directly into them.

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