‘We have a responsibility, every one of us’ David Attenborough
Around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals. By 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can YOU make a difference?
Will McCallum is Head of the Oceans campaign at Greenpeace UK and has been working with governments and companies to prevent our plastic crisis, as well as researching what everyday consumers can do to reduce plastic pollution. Will has put everything he’s learnt into his accessible guide How to Give Up Plastic and will share tips and tricks to help you reduce your plastic footprint in your homes, communities and workplaces.
Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers. Will’s book and message is a call to arms – to join forces across the world and to end our dependence on plastic. #BreakFreeFromPlastic