The secret of getting ahead is getting started – Mark Twain
So it started with Liz Bonnin’s heartbreaking “Drowning in Plastic” documentary in September 2018. Liz worked with some of the world’s leading marine biologists and campaigners to discover the true dangers of plastic in our oceans. A few weeks later, on holiday in Morrocco, we came across this desperate looking beach.
I love everything about swimming and for the first time I was faced with a sea I didn’t want to swim in. Plastic waste was everywhere. I mentioned at work, and Secret Santa threw down the gauntlet with a present of The Marine Conservation Society’s “How to Live Plastic Free”.
We thought let’s start with January. This blog is our diary of how we approached a series of challenges to learn to live with less plastic and learnt something along the way.