BAMLife Issue 2 - Page 27

Read more at SCARY factoids There are 2,000 items of plastic per kilometre on our coastlines (Marine Conservation Society 2014). There will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050. One refuse truck’s-worth of plastic is dumped into the sea every minute and the situation is getting worse (Ellen MacArthur Foundation 2016). There are between 1.5-2 billion items of sanitary products in our oceans with people using the toilet as a ‘wet bin’. (Love Food Hate Waste 2016) Hope you found this article useful. We are all part of the problem so taking some positive action is important to make a collective difference. Remember it is a long journey so take it forward step by step with simple goals and targets. 27