Our Oceans, Rivers, Canals and Waterways are Drowning in Plastic
You Can Make A Difference
By 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight. (Plastic Pollution Coalition)
Plastic never breaks down, it only breaks up. (The Guardian)
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists somewhere in the world. (The Guardian)
In the UK we use 38.5 million single-use plastic bottles and 58 million cans every day. (Surfers Against Sewage)
Plastic bottles take 450 years to break down, killing marine life, harming the coastal ecosystem and ruining our beaches. (Surfers Against Sewage)
Over 100,000 marine mammals and over 1 million seabirds die every year from ingestion of and entanglement in marine litter. (Surfers Against Sewage)
In London, plastic drink bottles and their lids represent 10% of all litter found in the river. (Thames21)
The average UK household uses 480 plastic bottles a year, but recycles only 270 of them. (The Guardian)
London consumes more plastic bottled water than anywhere else in England 7.7bn a year – yet has the worst recycling rate in the UK – 32% (The Guardian)
Open Your Eyes
What Can I Do?
We’re asking all Yoga Studios and Yoga Teachers to restrict single-use water bottles in their studios and classes by 2018.
We will provide educational materials to encourage clients to move to more sustainable choices and ask for your support on educating and informing about this growing problem.
By taking the pledge, you will Be the Change and Join the #OneLess movement to reduce consumption of single-use plastic.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been urged to address the specific issue of plastic water bottle waste by the London assembly environment committee which found that Londoners consume more plastic bottled water than anywhere else in England – 7.7bn a year – but have the...read more
Single Use Plastic Is The Biggest Source of Trash Worldwide A great article from Huffington Post here as part of their Ocean Pollution series on 10 Things You’re Not Doing (But Should) To Help The Ocean. The first? Reduce use of all plastic products, but especially...read more
Dianna Cohen co-founded the Plastic Pollution Coalition, which works to help end plastic use. In this talk she shares some tough truths about plastic pollution in the ocean and in our lives — and some thoughts on how to free ourselves from plastic....read more