What can you do to be Plastic Bag Free?

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

Today is International Plastic Bag Free Day! So we are bringing you some simple ideas on how to help our planet and participate in International Plastic Bag Free Day.

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Did you know?

Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year. This translates to about a million bags every minute across the globe, or 150 bags a year for every person on earth (Ocean Crusaders). Read more for some of our favourite reusable bags where the profits go to charity – great for the environment, charities and our bank balance!

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Use reusable bags and save the planet!

Perfect for environment lovers, these reusable designs from the RSPB shop feature a variety of birds and the profits go towards protecting the UK’s birds.

The collaboration you never knew you needed - Oxfam and Moomin Characters have come together to raise funds for Oxfam projects supporting women and girls worldwide, such as The Invisible Child book and the Equality For All charity gift.

These retro cuties are definitely having a comeback!

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s selection of nautical themed bags are ideal for all those beach picnics we’ll be having this summer. With an increasing number of us predicted to flock to our nation’s coastline post-lockdown, the work of the RNLI is more important than ever.

We’ve got our eyes on the yellow welly number!

UNICEF's online shop is great if you are looking beyond your usual tote bag. Profits from the beautifully handcrafted bags helps UNICEF save and protect the world's most vulnerable children.

The website also tells you what the price of your purchase could be used towards allowing you to visualise the difference you have made.

Prefer a strong bag for your weekly fruit and veg haul? Save the Children has got you covered with a range of colours.

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