Reducing Single-Use Plastic - One Small Thing
We’re getting so used to seeing the terrible images of plastic pollution around the world, that we’re almost immune to them. Even statistics that tell us how EVERYDAY 8 million tonnes of plastic finds its way into our oceans, have lost their ability to shock. That’s why we created One Small Thing to highlight some of the small everyday things we can all do to reduce our use of plastic and together, motivate and encourage others to refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle too.
This campaign is supported by our partners in the, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.
Never Think That You Can’t Make a Difference
“The actions of just one of us may seem to be trivial and to have no effect. But the knowledge that there are thousands, hundreds of thousands of people doing the same thing that really does have an effect…”
– Sir David Attenborough
Reducing Plastics Could Save You Money on Your Daily Coffee
Most disposable coffee cups are almost impossible to recycle because of the combination of plastic and paper in their design. Many coffee shops are now offering their customers a discount if they bring their own reusable cup. But how much of a discount would encourage you to bring a reusable cup to your local coffee shop? Take our poll ?
Problem? We are so used to having a little bin in every room, matching them in with our style, relying on them to help keep
11 Alternatives to Plastic – that are worth getting excited about! 1. Water Bottles Reusable water bottles are not just handy but they will also
Male grooming is not new, but along with hipsters and metrosexuals, I kind of feel that I’ve missed out. And when you see the Liverpool
Problem? Some us keep a little bin in every room, matching them in with our style, relying on them to help keep everything neat and
The word plastic has existed for a lot longer than the plastics we know. Plastic is derived from the Latin word plasticus and the Greek
Some of our habits revolve around the things we always carry, those objects that we can’t leave the house without. Take your mobile phone for
You may have made a habit of cutting plastic waste in your own life. Bringing your reusable cup to the café, your water bottle to
What is plastic? Plastic has only existed for the last 60-70 years but it has had a dramatic impact on our daily lives. It has
1. We make A LOT of plastic 8.3 BILLION tonnes of plastic has been produced since plastic was introduced in the 1950s. The amount of
1. Say no to plastic straws! 2. Grab a reusable water bottle! 3. Coffee fan? Get a reusable cup 4. Do you have a bag
But what happens to the bottles that make it to the recycling centre? This video from Recycle Now takes us through the process. Want to
Is this the last (plastic) straw? Here are some ways you can make a difference. If you buy bottled water on the way to work
The on-pack recycling label (or OPRL) Look out for the following labels which appear on all sorts of packaging – from soft drink cans to
The App Map Bin-ovation If you live in any of the 7 council areas listed below you can use the Bin-ovation App: Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon