My pet hate is needless waste so I was pleased to see the Independent’s campaign to stop unnecessary packaging especially that of the plastic kind. I came across a great website the other day called Bring your own It has a host of amazing statistics and frightening information relating to plastic pollution but also offers advice for everyone on how to reduce the waste and encourages the principle of reuse. The website offers solutions on how to cut the consumption of disposable cups and bags and promotes the idea of ‘bringing your own’ cups and bags when shopping and visiting coffee shops and cafes. Not wishing to blow my own trumpet but I do pride myself on remembering to take spare bags when shopping and it’s something I have been brought up to do (thanks mum), but in the last few weeks particularly when travelling on trains I have been very guilty of buying tea in those horrible disposable cups. The idea of taking a small flask out with you is great when commuting and I’m sure if more people did it it would become the norm. I am definitely going to pledge to ‘bring my own cup’ anyone other green girls or guys willing to make the pledge……
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