Plastic is everywhere.
Wherever we go in our day to day lives, we find it.
It is present in our homes, our streets, the nature around us and, of course, in our supermarkets.
It is a well-known yet shocking fact that plastic is probably also present in our diets.
Scientists have estimated the average person eats approximately a credit card worth of plastic every week, and roughly 100 microplastics per meal.
To show you the scale of the problem, picture this:
Up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic enters our oceans each year.
There are enough pieces of plastic in the ocean to circle planet Earth more than 400 times.
There are more microplastics in our oceans than stars in the galaxy.
In this audio documentary, I would like to shine the light on supermarkets – our frequent go to place for our regular products we use on a day-to-day basis.
You’ll hear from an Ipswich plastic-free shop-owner, the founder of a litter-picking and plastic awareness group with over 800 members, and a local person who has raised over £10,000 to open a plastic-free shop in Ipswich.
The aim of this audio documentary is not to discredit the work supermarkets have been doing to tackle various world issues, or even the plastic issue. It’s to emphasise how it’s up to us to work with our stores, change our mentalities, and fix the plastic problem together.
This is Destination Zero Plastic. Enjoy :)
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