#2MINUTESOLUTIONS TO PLASTIC POLLUTION WITH MARTIN DOREY FROM #2MINUTEBEACHCLEAN
As this episode goes live, we're right in the middle of Plastic Free July, a global movement to encourage people to reduce their consumption of single use plastics. Since Blue Planet II it feels like the world is finally waking up to the impact of plastic pollution on our planet, which is fabulous, but it can also feel really overwhelming.
In this episode I'm chatting to Martin Dorey, founder of the #2minutebeachclean campaign. Martin is a writer, surfer and activist, who wanted to take action to help to clean up the beaches near him in Cornwall. In 2013 he took a picture of the litter he had collected and shared it on social media with the #2minutebeachclean hashtag, thinking that if just one person joined in, that would double his beach cleaning efforts.
Since then over 79,000 posts have been shared on IG using the hashtag, and the latest estimate is that at least 130 tonnes of plastic has been picked!
Martin has now taken the next logical step, and created the #2minutesolution - small, easy things we can ALL do to reduce the amount of plastic ending up in the oceans.
Martin's book - No. More. Plastic - what you can do to make a difference
Blog post: 7 easy ways to reduce microfibre pollution
Blog post: Plastic free tea
Podcast 009 - 4 easy ways to reduce your plastic footprint today
My Sustainable Life FB community(do come and join us!)
The Sustainable Living Hub - for anyone looking for more inspiration, motivation and support to start, or continue on, their sustainable living journey
Here's what you'll learn
Top Tips for Reducing Plastic Use
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So what are your 'takeaways'?
What actions can you take THIS WEEK after listening to this?
I'd love to hear your thoughts, and especially if you've been inspired to switch to a renewable energy tariff - do leave a comment below, or come and join in the conversation in my Sustainable Life community on FB!