Journalist and broadcaster Lucy Siegle gives an impassioned and highly practical account of how to reduce our plastic consumption in her new book- Turning the Tide on Plastic. Her key message is that we should reuse plastic to take the pressure off recycling.
Offering hard-hitting and sobering facts – enough plastic is thrown away every year to circle the world four times over – Siegle is keen to point out that “this is not a war on all plastics”, highlighting that polymers used in medical equipment, space shuttles and children’s playgrounds are essential to our lives.
Her campaign is against the “avoidable, unwanted, useless, nuisance plastic that is unnecessarily forced upon us”. With chapters on reducing, replacing, refilling and recycling, Siegle’s timely book aims to “get right between you and your plastic dependency”.
Thames Estuary Partnership is a partner in the #OneLess movement of pioneering individuals, communities, businesses, NGOs and policymakers, collaboratively striving to reduce the number of single-use plastic water bottles entering the ocean from the city of London.
OneLess is championing and enabling a new refill culture, where using a refillable water bottle is the new norm and where throwaway, single-use bottled water is a thing of the past. It is also working to ensure that the systems and infrastructure are in place across the city to support this behaviour.
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