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From cooking to washing up there are many Small Steps that can be taken in the kitchen...



The charity WRAP states “It is estimated that some 1.2 tonnes of plastic film from packaging arises in the UK waste stream every year. Of this, around two thirds are post-consumer (i.e. from household) and one third from commercial, industrial and agricultural sources.”.

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Did you know most tea bags contain plastic?


Often they have a thin layer of polypropylene to help seal the bags. With all the tea we drink in the UK (over 100 million cups of tea a day!) this adds up to 150 tonnes per year going to landfill or contaminating our compost heaps.



Agriculture is the most destructive activity on the planet. Every year 3.8 million hectares of land is cleared for livestock and crops such as in the Brazilian Amazon where land is cleared to produce animal feed.


A refill shop buys in bulk and then customers bring their own containers to take home their products which reduces the number of individual containers or plastic bags used.



Are you using a plastic sponge to wash your pots?


It is easier to consider single use plastics as bottles or packaging for food, drinks or toiletries but often the sponge used to wash up is made of plastic too. This sponge will then end up in landfill or being incinerated and all the while it is in use it is shedding microplastics straight down the drain.

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