Following Marine Environment Consultant Atlanta Cook’s Facebook posts has really opened my mind to the perils of plastic.

There was one picture in particular, much like this one underneath, that really resonated with my soul.  She was way ahead of the pack when it came to carrier bags and continues to campaign to reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans and generally what has become our addiction to it.

I implore you to watch the video she has shared below and to consider the three little things she suggests we can all do to reduce our consumption on a small, daily basis.  To be honest, they seem too small when you see the scale of things, how far reaching the problem is and what else could be done, but I’ve been so impressed with Atlanta’s work, that I asked her to write something for us all and she has kindly done so:

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