Latest estimates indicate that around 2.4Mt of plastic packaging was placed on the UK market (POM) in 2017.
Over the past decade, the amount of plastic packaging POM is thought to have been broadly stable, with light-weighting (the process of reducing the overall weight of plastic packaging) thought to have countered rising consumption.
Non-packaging plastic arisings is estimated to be 2.5Mt, primarily from the construction sector.
The consumption of single-use plastic items in the United Kingdom is expected to increase. In 2017, the country consumed 44.1 billion drink stirrers. By 2030, it is estimated that this number will increase to 59 billion, a growth of 47 percentstatista.com
Between the end of February and mid-April this year more than a billion items of personal protective equipment were given out in the UK alone. We’ve already seen beaches covered in masks across Asia, and heard reports of birds entangled in them.citytosea.org.uk
It’s estimated that around three percent of global annual plastic waste enters the oceans each year. In 2010, this was approximately 8 million tonnes. In 2010, 60 percent of mismanaged plastic waste was from East Asia & the Pacificourworldindata.org
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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.oceancrusaders.org
Plastic pollution kills over 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and over 1 million sea birds each yearGOES foundation
In April 2018, WRAP launched the UK Plastics Pact, a world-leading initiative blazing a trail for similar Pacts across the globe. The targets are a strong driver of change through which to increase the recycling of plastic packaging and to create more sustainable end markets for plastic packaging.wrap.org.uk
I CARE. I DRAW. I SUPPORT.
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN
£TBC is what Alex’s awesome featured artwork will cost you but above all what will be given to her chosen charity – Surfers Against Sewage.
Here is what Alex has to say about it all –
“Buy local, think global. Stop single use plastic.”
We've created a 'Tree Fund' with the amazing people at Just One Tree (www.justonetree.life
Just One Tree is a non-profit initiative removing CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation.
We are particularly keen on participating in their program because of where trees are planted - Ghana, Indonesia, Madagascar or even The Oceans
The percentage varies from artist to artist. Anything sold and coming from the Drawing United studio means 50% towards our 'Tree Fund'(or at least 2 pounds = 2 trees planted)
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You are welcome to come collect the artwork or product you buy from us from our studio in Stoke Newington, London.
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