IT IS A GLOBAL CONVERSATION FROM ICELAND TO INDONESIA BETWEEN THE FILM STAR JEREMY IRONS AND SCIENTISTS, POLITICIANS AND ORDINARY INDIVIDUALS WHOSE HEALTH AND LIVELIHOODS HAVE BEEN FUNDAMENTALLY AFFECTED BY WASTE POLLUTION
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Find A Fountain
The aim at Find-a-Fountain is quite simple. They want to reduce the environmental damage caused by those pesky plastic bottles. They plan to achieve this in two ways:
1. Encourage the nation to drink more water from fountains (and taps) and less from those blasted bottles.
2. Increase the number of free water sources across the nation and make them easier to find
Coming soon is a smartphone app where anyone will be able to upload the location of a water fountain for everyone to enjoy.
And if you work in education or are a student yourself, Find A Fountain would love to hear from you. Could you host a talk to get pupils enthusiastic about ditching plastic bottles and choosing tap water?
Take the Plastic Pledge
Plastic is forever, with virtually every piece of petroleum based plastic ever made still in existence. That's why it's so critical to our oceans and beaches that we dramatically reduce our use of plastics, especially single-use plastics, starting today.
You can make a difference for our world's oceans, waves and beaches -- pledge to rise above plastics today.
Help Make BPA a Thing of the Past
In 2010, BCUK was at the forefront of a successful campaign to ban the use BPA in baby bottles across the EU.
We are now calling on the EU to ban the use of BPA in all food and drink products and replace it with a safer alternative.
Breast Cancer UK is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to preventing breast cancer by campaigning to reduce our exposure to the carcinogens and hazardous chemicals in our environment and everyday products.
Sign their petition or share their film.
SAYNOTO UNNECESSARY PACKAGING.
FILL YOUR STOMACH. NOT THE LANDFILL.
It takes approximately 20 seconds to put our food into take out containers. Convenient? No, it's actually inconvenient since the packaging can remain in our landfills forever, causing continued damage to us and our world.
Break The Bag Habit
In 2011 the UK used eight billion carrier bags. That equals 254 bags handed out per second. This number is increasing each year.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England, Keep Britain Tidy, the Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage have launched the Break the Bag Habit campaign. They are urging the government to introduce a charge for single-use bags in England.
After the first year of such a scheme in Wales, charging 5p per bag, the number of single-use bags issued fell by between 70 and 96 per cent, as estimated by retailers.
Join us in calling for the introduction of a charge for single-use carrier bags in England.
Write to your MP now and help us reduce litter and save our precious resources.