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Plastic Behaviour Change Research

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I’m excited to share that Less Plastic has started working on a ground-breaking new Plastic Behaviour Change Research project with Dr Fiona Barker, a clinical and behavioural scientist. Together we’ll be identifying the most common obstacles to plastic behaviour change for people who’d like to use less plastic, but are failing to do so consistently… And even more importantly, what …

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Plastic Game Changer

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I have exciting news! I’ve just finished the outline for a brand new book I’m working on to enable eco-conscious change makers to make a HUGE difference to the ocean plastic crisis by reducing plastic in their organisation. The working titles of the book are: Plastic Game Changer: The definitive guide to cutting plastic in your organisation Or Plastic Game Changer: …

9 ways to reduce plastic in your workplace

9 ways to reduce plastic in your workplace

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Businesses of all sizes are well-placed to make a HUGE difference when it comes to tackling the ocean plastic crisis. Whilst individual efforts to use less plastic add up over time, cutting plastic usage at a business-level results in significantly greater reductions in plastic waste and far-reaching consequences – creating a ripple effect of positive change among colleagues, customers, suppliers, …

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Less Plastic Talks and Workshops

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Want to make a difference to the ocean plastic crisis? You can make a huge impact by persuading your organisation to use less plastic – and we’re here to help you with your mission. Our talks and workshops share our 5 steps to become a Plastic Game Changer framework, which will enable you to accelerate your organisation’s plastic reduction efforts …

9 ways you can reduce ocean plastic

9 ways you can reduce ocean plastic

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Due to recent high profile media campaigns and the worldwide popularity of Blue Planet 2, awareness of the ocean plastic crisis is at an all time high. Within a few short decades, this colourful, flexible, long-lasting material has made it into every corner of our lives, and it’s now wreaking havoc in our oceans. It’s estimated that 1 million seabirds …

9 tips for living with less plastic in Spanish

Translations of tips for living with less plastic

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For our plastic reducing friends around the world, we’ve been translating our ‘9 tips for living with less plastic’ infographic into several languages, thanks to the help of some very kind volunteers. Please excuse any errors, or national or regional variations. In alphabetical order, the translations so far are…   ALBANIAN   BURMESE   CHINESE – SIMPLIFIED   CHINESE – TRADITIONAL …

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How to make a big impact on ocean plastic

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Independent hospitality businesses have the opportunity to make a HUGE difference when it comes to ocean plastic – and they don’t need to wait until 2020, 2022 or 2025 like the big names are promising – they can act NOW! However, many don’t have the time or expertise to identify the best alternatives to single-use plastic, or the money to create marketing materials that promote their positive actions to their …

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Use Less Plastic in your Hospitality Business

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Do you run a hospitality business and want to use less plastic? Are you confused about the alternatives and their true eco-merits? Are you concerned about whether any changes would be affordable to your business? Or maybe you’ve already taken positive steps, and want to promote them to inspire your customers and the wider community, whilst maximising sales opportunities and …

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Our thoughts on the 25 Year Environment Plan

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We were thrilled to be asked by the BBC Radio 4 ‘World at One’ team to share our thoughts on Theresa May’s 25 Year Environment Plan speech on Thursday 11th January 2018. In case you missed it, we thought we’d share them here too. In our view the Prime Minister’s speech was a great first step, containing lots of positive …

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How do plastic bottles end up in the ocean?

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This is a common question we get asked, and when we first started noticing plastic bottles and bottle fragments washed up on the beaches near us, we asked it too – how exactly do plastic bottles end up in the ocean? If you live in the UK, or any developed country, and you’re careful to make sure your single-use plastic bottles …