War on Plastic

Your Little Green Shop is committed to ending the use of single use plastic.

It all started when Christine was walking along the ancient highway from Deal to Sandwich, when she saw lots of rubbish left on the beach.

Christine has always been mindful when it comes to single use plastic but this was the last straw. And then Your Little Green Shop transformed from an idea to a reality.

We encourage everyone to be as like-minded when it comes to the use of plastic.

Here are some facts: to prove there is still a long way to go.

  • More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year

  • Over 90% of all seabirds have plastic pieces in their stomachs

  • Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide & only 9% of this has been recycled!

  • A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute

  • Around 2 million plastic bags are used every minute, worldwide

  • A plastic bag has an average “working life” of 12 minutes

  • 1 in 3 species of marine mammals have bee found entangled in marine litter

Over the last 10 years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.

This is why it is so important to do our part. As long as all of us work hard to do our best to reduce our plastic waste, however small it may seem, it is making a difference.

In some countries the use of plastic is now illegal.

The war on plastic is no where near over, but everyday we get closer to stop single use plastic from polluting our planet.

Let us know what you do to avoid plastic. Tag us in your photos - we’d love to see what you are doing to avoid single use plastic.

Your Little Green Shop Team x

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