What is the best way to reduce plastic waste consumption?

Have your say in this month’s reader poll. 

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Plastics are lightweight, durable and cheap. But many plastic products are destined for landfill when no longer required, and if they’re not disposed of correctly they can enter our seas.

Plastic represents a large proportion of marine debris, and is a growing problem that poses a huge threat to marine wildlife because the material can be mistaken for food and causes entanglement.

High concentrations of plastic material have been found blocking the breathing passages and stomachs of whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds.

This marine litter also accumulates on shorelines, where it pollutes beaches and other coastal habitats.

So what is the best way to reduce consumption of plastic waste? Vote below. 

To find out more about the issue of plastic waste read our article. 

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The responsibility is on consumers to reduce plastic use
2% (1 vote)
There should be a UK wide levy on plastic bags
23% (10 votes)
We should encourage the use of more natural packaging
26% (11 votes)
New laws are needed to reduce the use of plastic packaging
44% (19 votes)
Local campaigns to make towns plastic-free are the best approach
5% (2 votes)
Total votes: 43
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