Few of us will have failed to notice the problems plastics cause for our environment and ecosystems when they escape into nature particularly in coastal communities like ours.
Champions within businesses and in the community need to be mindful of the complexities of the plastics industry and the challenges it faces weighed alongside the importance of our natural environment.
Careful thought needs to go into all product creation, selection and disposal.
A report on the local plastics industry has been created on behalf of the Greenprint Forum. It seeks to assess the current value of the plastics industry to New Anglia, and – with a focus on plastics in the natural environment – to enable decision makers to consider costs and benefits of the current industry and to aid Plastic Action Champions in choosing their actions and messaging. We hope that as many communities and businesses find this to be a useful conversation starter.