How to reduce plastic use and recycle more

Over the last century, plastic has become part of our everyday life.  From bottles and bags to plastic pots, tubs and trays, plastic is everywhere.  

Some plastics can be very beneficial, such as when they are used to make fresh food last longer: the carbon impact of food going to waste is bigger than the impact of the plastic packaging. A wrapped cucumber lasts 3 times as long as an unwrapped one!

However, 79% of all plastic items ever produced are still in the environment and people are concerned about the impact that all this plastic is having on the planet.  There is often confusion about what can and can’t be recycled, and many people would like more information about how they can live with less plastic.

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