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One of the biggest challenges facing our planet at the moment is plastic waste. At least 14 tonnes of the stuff ends up in our ocean every year. What’s more, plastic makes up 80% of all marine debris.

Although the problem may seem overwhelming, it’s important to remember that even small actions can create a ripple effect, ultimately leading to significant change. Each individual has the power to make a difference, and your small bit of effort can have a profound impact on the planet.

Here’s three tips to recycle plastic better:

Understand the recycling symbols – Before recycling plastic, learn about the recycling symbols on the
packaging and what they mean. This will help ensure that you are recycling the right type of plastic.

Recycle plastic bags at supermarkets – Many shops offer recycling programs for plastic bags so it’s worth keeping an eye out next time you go to your local one to see if they offer plastic bag recycling. In some cases, they recycle bread bags too

Look for alternatives to plastic – Reduce the amount of plastic you use by looking for alternatives, such
as reusable bags, containers, and water bottles and try to avoid single-use plastic where you can.

If you’re looking for places to recycle in Sussex, make sure you check out the rest of the website for helpful information.