Take action on plastics
At Kairn we have manufactured our entire range to be plastic-free. Here we showcase some of the most powerful initiatives we've seen aimed at cutting plastic usage. From tiny things at home to massive regional changes in policy, it shows that together we can make a positive and lasting change to how we think about plastic and our disposable attitudes.
BBC Plastics Watch - action on Plastics
The BBC Plastic Action video shows an amazing summary of the impact of Blue Planet, and what it has inspired around the world. The have also launched a website showing everyone how easy it is to reduce plastic use, and we'd encourage everyone to have a go. Every small change makes a difference.
Plastics Action at home
100 Steps to a Plastic-Free Life
Plastic Free Pledge
In addition to the things we can do at home, organisations are being set up to help companies commit to reducing plastic use. The Plastic Free Pledge a new movement, but one to support and encourage.
Readers ideas on cutting down plastic
A really useful article (especially the comments) on pragmatic ideas on how to cut plastic use in The Guardian.
Plastics Action overseas
Malibu Beach Plastic Ban
Starting on 1st June 2018, the city of Malibu is stopping the sale and use of single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cutlery items in all retail stores and restaurants. This plastic ban is on top of their polystyrene foam ban (since 2005), plastic bag charge and plastic sandbag ban. Go Malibu!
This year, in India, the theme was on reducing plastic use (#beatplasticpollution)
Here are some of the highlights:
The Government of India made an incredible pledge to ban all single-use plastics by 2022.
- Coles and Woolworths - two supermarkets in Australia - are both competing to be the leaders of the plastic-free pack. Both are setting deadlines to cut the use of single-use plastic, plastic straws and cut use of plastic packaging.
- The International Olympic Committee announced in Nairobi on June 4th 2018 that it has an ambitious plan to eradicate single-use plastics from its events. They did this as part of signing up to the UN Clean Seas Campaign.