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Plastic pollution in our oceans


Published on 12/23/2021

Artwork by Alex Leadbeater

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Alex Leadbeater

Raising awareness for Plastic Pollution through her art

““Buy local, think global. Stop single use plastic.”

Wrong Blue In The Ocean | (A2) 42 x 59.4 cm | Acrylic on Canvas | Value: £60
Wrong Blue In The Ocean | (A2) 42 x 59.4 cm | Acrylic on Canvas | Value: £60

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A million plastic bottles a minute are bought around the world. Of the 2.3 billion paper coffee cups used in the UK, only 1% are recycled. Around 40% of plastic waste in Europe is packaging. Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year. (Source : oceancrusaders.org)


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Each year, close to 20 billion plastic bottles are tossed in the trash. Carry a reusable bottle in your bag, and you’ll never be caught having to resort to a Poland Spring or Evian again. If you’re nervous about the quality of your local tap water, look for a model with a built-in filter. (Source: ndrc.org)

Those little plastic scrubbers found in so many beauty products—facial scrubs, toothpaste, body washes—might look harmless, but their tiny size allows them to slip through water-treatment plants. Unfortunately, they also look just like food to some marine animals. Opt for products with natural exfoliants, like oatmeal or salt, instead.(Source: ndrc.org)

Though we can make a difference through our own habits, corporations obviously have a much bigger footprint. If you believe a company could be smarter about its packaging, make your voice heard. Write a letter, send a tweet, or hit them where it really hurts: Give your money to a more sustainable competitor. (Source: ndrc.org)


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